Monday, November 2, 2009

Motivational Mondays (Nov. 2)

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.


Willoughby said...

My daughter is home from school today, too. She still had a touch of fever last night, so I decided school was out for today. Now that she's up and around, she has no fever but is still coughing quite a bit. I think if I had sent her to school, they would have asked me to take her back home. They are asking parents to keep kids home if you even suspect they might be coming down with something.

Angie Eats Peace said...

I really hope she feels better soon!

Raoulysgirl said...

Glad she is feeling better...hope she is ALL better soon!!!

I am a HUGE believer in early, fetus early! Tacha had a STACKED bookshelf in her room before she was even born and now, we've had to add bookshelves! If only everyone understood that all it takes is a few minutes every day to instill a real LOVE of reading in children!!!

Good job on the side ponytail! You'll be doing gorgeous "up-dos" in no time at all!!!

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

Go Yvie!! I have always loved reading and have tried to instill that love into my own children- so far so good :)

5thsister said...

Yvie looks great in her new 'do! You go Dad! And I'm glad to hear she's beginning to feel better.

Great job on instilling the love of reading. We, too, were big on reading to our children when they were little and they both continue to enjoy reading immensely.

Jephy's Mom said...

Only one of my kids was a reader. He loved books so much. All he ever wanted for Christmas and birthdays was Chapters gift cards. We used to read together all the time. I miss it. His brothers are the complete opposite. I never could figure out how my oldest son made it through all levels of High School English without reading a single book (ever!).