Sunday, September 19, 2010

Elizabeth is trying to learn her multiplication tables. Soooo... we purchased some flash cards early in the week and have started the memorization. We took a day and learned the zero multiplication facts and then added the 1,2,3, and 4s. She is doing pretty good and it has been fun to practice with her. Sometimes frustrating but mostly fun.

I have also been helping her practice her piano, which is rich because I dont play. If I keep this up I'll learn to play the piano with her!!! She has just started to learn about sharps. I told her that "she was playing it wrong", she told me "I didnt know what I was talking about". In the end we had to get Laura to settle the argument. I was wrong!!! And a little child shall lead them.

Constitution Day

Much of Mom's week was spend getting ready for Constitution Day. We ordered passports from this site and used this as our basis for a school wide Constitution Day. There is a federal law that requires all publicly funded schools to teach about the Constitution. Dad and Cory Ellis met me early at Hulstrom and we put out 100 flags. We has assemblies helping kids to understand more about the constitution, immigrants and why people have always wanted to come to our country. They were given passports that contained 10 milestones about the Constitution and learned those throughout the day. They took citizenship tests and were sworn in at the end of the day by a Broomfield Veteran as US citizens. It was a lot of work but hopefully memorable!

Yesterday, I got to go with Elizabeth to buy new shoes (I looked down at her on Friday and saw that her heels were over the backs of her sandals) and we went to Katelyn Howard's play. A very fun night!

Family Blog Begins!

We have decided to start a family blog to stay in touch. We have each promised to blog once each week about something that happened this week and to try really hard to add a picture. Good Luck Israelsen's!!!