This is my motivation today: Get thee well.
Yvie made it to the doctor on Sunday morning and doc suggested keeping her home from school today. So, here we are, the three of us at home.
She's in good spirits and had asked me twice by 7 a.m. if she was going to be able to go to school on Tuesday. This child loves school, which is great. She loves everything about school and she's excelling in her brief time as a first-grader. Her teacher recently sent home a "Midquarter Progress Report" in which she said Yvie was "clearly advanced in language arts," that "her behavior is exemplary" and that she is "wonderful all around! :)"
Yvie's in a Dual Immerson Program (I've mentioned this before but the newer readers may not be up to speed) and she is a strong reader in both English and Spanish. It's funny because she's never been formally taught how to read in English but can read chapter books in English already, books like the Junie B. Jones series and last week was able to check out Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing - able to because the librarian asked her to read some of it in order for Yvie to check it out since it's not a first-grade level book.
I think the reason why she does well in reading and language arts, well, one of the reasons, is that we read to Yvie since before she was born. We used to read books to her when she was a fetus :D And then when she was a newborn, we used to read books to her while she just laid in bed. I remember being excited over reading her books and trying to find new books to read and things.
I guess that enthusiasm has carried over as Yvie is a voracious reader.
Anyway, today's all about getting her healthy so we can get her back to school because as much as she likes being here, school is her number one obsession.
By the way, in the picture above I tried the side pony. I'm branching out with my hairstyles. I can do a pony, braid, pigtails and now the side pony. Watch out world.