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Friday, September 28, 2012

Randy and I finally decided to join the rest of the Apple hipster crowd and get on board with some new iphone's. The best part of these new phones: access to Instagram. 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Kindergarten Roller-coaster

School continues to be a bit of a roller-coaster ride for Soren. Last week he went from wanting me to home school him to ending the week shouting with joy how much he loves school. The best part for us is seeing how proud he is of his work that he is doing. So far he say's that he loves math, reading and art. He did tell me that he and two of his friends had to sit in the "Take a Break" chair during art class last week! This week they start their bi-weekly music class with MacPhail, so hopefully that will help continue his enthusiasm for school for this week

Soren under his name writing in the hallway
A close up of his full name. I think this is the first time he has ever even seen his last name spelled out. The teacher had the kids cut up their name and put it back together like a puzzle. You can see that he got the second "W" mixed up and upside down at the end. Soren figured out that he has the longest last name in his whole class.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Kindergarten Check In

Reality of life as a Kindergartner has sunk in fast in Soren's world, and it is not what he expected. The bliss of it all wore off after three days, and it has turned into a negative part of his life right now. We try to check in with a daily "What was the best/worst part of your day" question. Yesterday his response was "My worst part of the day was going to school and the best part was coming home".  Having to follow classroom rules, routines and expectations for over 6 hours I know is a challenge and in his world is NOT fun. Hang in there Soren, the fun will come.

I took this picture of Soren with a paper negative pinhole camera over the weekend. I thought his expression represented well his feelings about his new Kindergarten life.