Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Terrific Tuesday

A few weeks ago, we got the kid's first school report card. They are both doing well. Kaylie needs to improve writing her letters, spacing, capitalization and periods.

Liam did exceptionally well in math and reading. Of course, he has been able to read since pre-kinder so this is not a surprise to me. His teacher tells me that Liam has been doing great in listening and behaving and was pleased with his improvement.

Of course, the day after I get this glowing review, he starts misbehaving again. When I ask him why he is misbehaving, he tells me that the kids are talking and he can't concentrate or think. In the past, I have observed that when Kaylie starts talking incessantly, he puts up with her for a while, but then gets really frustrated with her. If she doesn't listen to him, he gets really angry. When he is overly excited, he tends to go inward in his head and not listen to what is being said to him. At times, if the noises or voices get to be too loud or too much to bear for him, he will cover his ears in an effort to stop it. I have always thought this behaviour to be a bit off, but being 5 years old, he is just beginning to learn to cope with his environment. Intellectually, he knows what he has to do, but has a hard time following up. I hope that once Christmas is over, he will settle into a normal routine again.

If you have made it this far, then here are the goodies I found today.

Andrea has a great template on her blog...boy, where does she get so many ideas?
Doris has a great set of Christmas Quickpages on her blog.
Jan Crawley has an overlay and some wonderful tags here.
Gina has an adorable alpha...gingerbread with icing included.
Little Dreamer Designs has an adorable messy stamper set
Lindsay has so cute tinsel doodles at her blog...
Maria LaFrance has a super cute New Year's Eve sampler...
Misschifis has an adorable Blue Christmas mini..
Misty has a cute frame on her blog. While there, why not leave her a congratulatory message on her new daughter?!
Traci has a super cute frame at her blog. Check her new stuff, too.

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