Our Last Week
Wolf M said, "I'm gonna make a baseball team. I'm gonna make the players of it, three players." Soon after he said, "We're making a dinosaur to watch the players play baseball." The story continued a little later, "The baseball game is teared down. A meteor teared it down. There's a big huge dump of it."
For Emilia's school birthday, we were lucky enough to watch a beautiful slideshow of pictures from Emilia's five years of life. Lane watched the pictures from last summer and said, "I remember her birthday, it was so fun! She looks just like herself."
While Emilia wore a birthday princess tiara, her dad read "Dragons Love Tacos" for the class, and showed a "Calvin and Hobbes" comic book that Alex and Emilia like to read together.
Her brother Alex, as well as her mom, dad, and her Lola Mi and grandpa were all there to watch her walk around the candle. The class presented their gifts of the letter "E"! (see slideshow)
We love you Emilia! Happy 5th birthday!!
Thanks for joining us for our last round of bingo. When Lane saw the pictures from earlier in the year, she said, "I love hopscotch. I'm missing it. I wish we could go back to school and just buy it." She remembered the day we went outside to Hyde-Addison. "And we thought we were going to draw rainbow hopscotch in this whole state."
Later she said, "Doctor area! I miss doctor area. I miss our who classroom. I wish I could just drive there by myself and play there."
Evelyn: I spy something red.
Olivia: The string?
Brooke: The lady bug?
Olivia: The bubble thingy?
Melanie: A button?
Evelyn: It’s a button!!
Wolf M: I spy something black.
Palmer: Is it a ball?
Lane: Is it the metal?
Cannon: Is it a black car?
Grace: Is it the dinosaur?
Wolf M: No. It is Mickey Mouse!!!
Wolf B: I spy something red.
Emilia: A red racecar.
Ellie: The red apple?
Oliver: A red pickup truck.
Maren: That red thing that's holding the unicorn.
Oliver: Is it the red firetruck?
Wolf B: Yes!!
Maren: I see something pink.
Emilia: (whispers to dad) There's nothing pink. (To Maren) The pink dice?
Maren: No. It's on the side where Melanie is.
Emilia: The basketball.
Emilia: This is a tricky one.
Oliver: The pink "E"? The orange soccer ball?
Maren: No. It's that pink thing - under it, there's a yellow block. It's right where the fireman's hat is.
Fletcher: I spy... my little eye... something yellow.
Evelyn: Is it the balloon?
Olivia: Is it the glue?
Evelyn: Is it the tool?
Cannon: I spy something green with white in its mouth.
Wolf M: Is it the green bear? Is it the squirrel?
Lane: Is it the penguin? Is it one of the persons?
Grace: Is it that alligator sitting on the ball with the rubber band under the ball?
Cannon: YES. I wanna get a toy like that.
Cannon shows images from National Geographic that depict bees inside a "woodpecker house." He says, "See that little hole where my finger is? That's how they get in. The hornets sometimes eat the bees. But the bees can kill the hornet."
Oliver shows some mail he received from his friend Fletcher! He ran to fetch it, and when he got back, he said, "Last time Fletcher sent me a treasure map. You have to drive your finger all the way until you get to the X."
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Wolf B: I'm cutting out a camel.
Wolf M: I'm coloring Dumbo.
Oliver: I colored in my whole page. I cutted my page into pieces for my animal friends to play with it. It's for decoration. There's so many pieces.
Maren: (showing her drawing sketchpad) I think this is the first page I did.
Grace: Mommy says when it's summer we're gonna do a lemonade stand.
(We mention the treehouse from the dragon stories)
Maren: My mom's brother had a treehouse when he was a little kid. My grandma told stories about it. My mom climbed up the treehouse and fell off the zipline holder into the mud! She had to go to the hospital. She got stitches on her face.
Grace: I do not know what stitches are.
Maren: Stitches go on people when you can't put a bandaid on, like your face. Like Lilly, she fell off a chair and she had to get stitches on her chin!
(some time later)
Oliver: My daddy got me comic books. It's very nice. When Superman was a baby he was in space.
Emilia: I'm gonna build with train tracks. I already started!
Cannon: I'm just stacking mine up so I can get so much. It's my big stack. I'm stacking it, it will get more higher.
Emilia: it's as tall as my nose. But I want to make it go all the way up to the ceiling. But I know it's going to fall!
Cannon: What are you building, Evelyn?
Evelyn: A car.
(Lane says she is making a police station and Cannon says he is too)
Cannon: Now I just need to make the cages. This is a jail... not a police station. There's spooky animals. There's a tarantula. There are so many spiders.
Emilia: Mine is SO TALL! I made a basement so it wouldn't fall down.
Will (Lane's brother) : Wow we are really working hard on this thing.
Lane: Will is not that much inspiring. I'm inspiring him.
(Palmer shows his "bad guys")
Palmer: They're making coffee.
Olivia: I made a big tower!
Grace: I'm gonna build a humongous castle.
Wolf M: I'm gonna build a building with a lot of stuff in it.
Fletcher: [I'm building] a Metro.
Oliver: I'm building an ice castle for my Elsa doll. I could put a little tower on it.
Palmer: [I'm building] a lair for the bad guys. But it has good guys.
Brooke: What do you like about your building Wolf?
Wolf M: I like how I connected them.
Oliver: My second plan is to build a volcano. It's gonna be tall to hold all the lava.
Fletcher: And there's a metro that can move by itself. It has four wheels and four cars. (He counts)
Oliver: Your metro is very long!
Fletcher: Thanks. Because I just built it long.
Grace: Grandma is coming on the metro next week.