Tuesday, January 29, 2013


"Mommy, what is that pink paper?  Or the other papers you take from my backpack?"

"That's your class newsletter.  Your teachers sends them home with you so that I can read about what you're doing in school and if there's anything you need."

"Where's my house newsletter?"

"What are you talking about?"

"If this is for school, where is the newsletter for our house?"

"We don't have one.  I don't think people need to know any more about what goes on in this house than they already do."

"But I want a newsletter for home!"

He asked for it.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Greetings, friends!  It's been a crazy week in the Foreman household.  The kids have been learning a lot lately about following directions, or more specifically, how NOT to follow directions by completely ignoring Mommy and Daddy and doing what they want instead!  You'd all be so proud of the progress they've made with lying and manipulating.  We also spent several hours constructing multiple forts and castles out of various materials.  This tactile project helps them learn about different materials and textures and also helped them understand that when Mommy takes a plastic magnet tile to the eye, it hurts more than one made of felt.  That's progress, folks!

Valentine's Day will soon be upon us, so preparations are already underway to create the best valentines possible.  As students are encouraged to make the valentines themselves without parent intervention, I would like to remind all parents not to make your handwriting or scissor work too perfect, or the cards you've made will not pass off as your preschooler's work.

Lastly, the weather lately has been frigid and cold and we've been trapped inside the house because the Foreman boys have no tolerance for cold temperatures.  Then today we awoke to a much more temperate climate above 50 degrees, and Cael promptly dropped his pants and requested to attend school in his underwear.  I would like to encourage each and every one of you to discuss the weather with your child and include them in the process of choosing weather-appropriate clothing, as it is yet another way that they interact with their environment.

I would also like to encourage you to look the other way if you see our family at the grocery store in our underpants.

Have a wonderful week!

1 comment:

  1. LOL! Spring & summer can't come fast enough at our house either!!! Shirley


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