Monday, August 16, 2010
Student Photo Week
It's Student Photo Week at Heart of the Matter. Here are my students.
The 9 (will be 10) year old is above, giving a maniacal smile. She says it was the best she could do. The photos before this one were big frowny faces and fake crying, while dramatically exclaiming, "I hate school!" Despite the protests, this student did awesome on her first day of school (today).
Don't let that toothless smile fool you...this is the 7 (will be 8) year old, and her first day of school was a little less happy. We had a few teary moments, and times of "this is too hard for me". If she gives me 5 minutes of her time and attention, it's amazing how all the hard stuff suddenly becomes easy. My goal for her this year is to learn how to learn the things we don't know (preferably without crying and carrying on).
After school, we had lunch and then went out to Dairy Queen. Our library's summer reading program gave out certificates for free 5oz ice cream cones if you finished reading 10 books in 6 weeks. Later, the kids were watching an instant Netflix movie, and I snapped some happy photos of my bunch.