Friday, May 31, 2013

Addy's End of the Year Awards Ceremony

On May 22nd, Addy had her end of the year awards ceremony at school.

The ceremnony started with the kids signing two songs. They started with the Dinosaur Boogie

and then they sang The Days of the Week.

Then one at a time they got their certificates from Mrs. Jalifi.

Here is Addy with her Kindergarten Certificate.

And here she is with her wonderful teacher, Mrs. Jalifi.

We are so proud of Addy. She's reading, adding, subtracting & so much more. The progress that she made this year is just phenomenal & I can't wait to see what she is able to accomplish next year!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Week

Last week was Teacher Appreciation Week.
Each day of the week had a special theme.

Monday was flower day.
Addy picked Mrs. Jalifi some roses & gardenias from our bushes at home.

Tuesday was handmade card day.

Wednesday was the day to bring something for other members of the staff.
 Addy brought chocolate to some of her resource teachers & aides.

Thursday was bring a special treat to your teacher day. 
Addy brought a jar of peanut m&ms to Mrs. Jalifi. (Just like the one above.)

Friday was special gift day.
 Addy gave Mrs. Jalifi this flip flop door hanger that I made.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Love, Hug & Groom

On Sunday May 5th, Addy & I went with our Girl Scout troop to Camp Misty Meadows in Conroe to participate in a horse program called Love, Hug & Groom. 

Before grooming the horse, the girls were given a tour of the equestrian center by 2 older girl scouts that are part of the SPURS program. They saw the locker room, the meeting area, the vet area & this room, the boot room.

And then it was time to groom the horses.

The girls were shown several different brushes & combs & shown what each one was used for.
Here Addy is grooming the horse with the circular brush that brings up the dirt from the horse's skin.

And here she is using the bristle brush to flick away the dirt.

And here she is combing the horse's mane.

All the girls did a great job grooming the horses.

After the girls were done petting & grooming the horses, we had a picnic, played a few games & the girls had a water balloon fight!

And then we went on a scavenger hunt.

Addy found everything on her list, even a feather.

It was such a beautiful day & I think everyone had a great time! 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Tug of War & Field Day

On Friday May 3rd, Scanlan Oaks held their annual Tug of War contest. 

Addy's class came in 4th out of the 8 Kindergarten classes. (I'm not really sure how because they lost every battle!) They may not be the toughest class, but they sure are the sweetest! 

The following Monday, May 6th was the SOE field day.

Addy & her 2 buddies Sydney 

and Abby were her partners for the day. (And Alex of course!)

Some of the fun activities at field day were playing basketball


beanbag toss

seeing how hard you can hit the hammer

throwing a ball at the target

jumping on this board & flipping a cup of water up in the air

crawling on a hamster wheel

and the ever fun bouncy obstacle course. 
They had so much fun on this one that the girls and Alex missed out on 3 or 4 other activities because they kept doing this one over & over again.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Bayou Wildlife Park

On April 30th, Addy had her Kindergarten field trip to the Bayou Wildlife Park in Alvin. (They must take this same field trip every year because this is the same place she went last year.)

There were lots of animals for Addy to see

and pet!

And she got to ride a horse.

We also went on a tram ride around the park that lasted about 45 minutes.

They animals would come right up to the tram

and eat out of your bowl of food.

Here are some of the animals that we got to see while riding the tram.

 This place was the perfect field trip for Addy. She knew the name of almost every animal in the park. She was definitely in animal heaven!