Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Josiah Turns 3!!

Monday was a big day in the Rogers household. Our little man turned 3.
So after swimming lessons we drove to Chapin to celebrate the BIG birthday with Oma and all the Thompson cousins. As you can tell from the pictures, he had a wonderful time.

Matthew had a special present for Josiah when we got there. He wrapped it and everything.

Here he is opening another Thompson's present. I HUGE Toy Story activity book. He LOVES IT:)

Now the present from all of us:)

Its a .....


Oma also got him a present...

The Original Toy Story movie in Blue Ray.

Waiting patiently for his birthday song and cake.

Can you tell he is excited???

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten!!

Self Portrait of Jesse Skyler.
5K- Mrs. Walsh. 2009-2010
All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten
by Robert Fulghum

Most of what I really need
To know about how to live
And what to do and how to be
I learned in kindergarten.
Wisdom was not at the top
Of the graduate school mountain,
But there in the sand pile at Sunday school.

These are the things I learned:

Share everything.
Play fair.
Don't hit people.
Put things back where you found them.
Clean up your own mess.
Don't take things that aren't yours.
Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.
Wash your hands before you eat.
Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
Live a balanced life -
Learn some and think some
And draw and paint and sing and dance
And play and work everyday some.
Take a nap every afternoon.
When you go out into the world,
Watch out for traffic,
Hold hands and stick together.
Be aware of wonder.

Today Jesse had a special program at school for all the parents to see what they have done this past year. One thing they did was read a poem they wrote themselves and even typed out on the computer. I was am SO impressed. Here is a picture of him in front of the smart board with a microphone reading one of his poems. Its called "Ran Bos" (Rainbows). I thought he did awesome:) Below are the pictures of all the poems he wrote. I think he is pretty talented!!

After all the kids read their poem's they got to come see Ms Jane. She had been coming to their class every Friday to read to them. And she gave them a special Award to put on the cover of their Poem book.
Mrs. Walsh read a book called "The Skunks On The Bus",  they all were a certain animal. As you can see (or not) Jesse was the skunk!!!
And then Mrs. Walsh & Mrs. Joyner gave out awards to all the kids. Jesse got the
"Mr. Goodbar Award" for  being a good friend!!!
And finally, I wanted to share one more thing that happened this year in Kindergarten!! A couple of weeks ago, I received a message from Mrs. Walsh asking if I could call her back and talk to Jesse because he had a little incident with his scissors in math. I called her back and found out that he had decided to cut some holes in his shirt. I asked him why he did it and he said "I didn't know I wasn't allowed to do that". Well, I guess we have to pretty specific with certain things around here. He first told me it was an accident. I told him I could see how maybe one hole would be an accident but 10!!! I don't think so!!!

I don't think he will do it again. But hey, he is pretty good at cutting:)
Thanks Mrs. Walsh and Mrs. Joyner for teaching our little Jester this year!!!