Thursday, September 20, 2012

Random Thoughts Thursday (evening edition)

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I've been in training each morning this week for my new job.  I don't actually start the job until the second week of October, but the training has been good.  I'm going to be a reading tutor at the girls' school.  It's more intensive than I expected at first - I'm not just tutoring, but actually teaching kids to read, from the very beginning.  I think it will be a lot of fun.

Short e is a hard sound to teach.  Say "egg", and chances are you didn't actually use a short e at the beginning, but more of a long a.

I don't like really hot weather, but I'm not sure I'm ready for cold, wet weather, either.  Maybe just mid-70's and partly sunny.  That's not too much to ask, is it?

I want to update my phone's OS, but it says I don't have enough free space.  I guess it's time to take off all my pictures.

Ellie just showed me how she can wiggle all four of her loose teeth at once.

I love the fact that all three of my girls have used their own means (bikes or feet) to get to school every day so far this year.  And the only days I've picked anyone up in the car have been Lexi's dance days.  That will likely change, but it will be nice while it lasts.

Classes start on Monday, so I figured today would be a good day to go buy my textbooks.  Nobody told me it was New Student Orientation.  Yikes.

Our insurance company changed our network, and now we have to choose between staying in that network and finding new doctors for Chris & me or changing networks and finding a new pediatrician.  Considering we've seen the ped. considerably more often than either of us have seen our doctors, it looks like I'm in the market to replace the doctor I just found in May.  Good times.

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  1. Caleb learned the e sound from a leapfrog video that showed an old letter E, rocking in a rocking chair, who said "Eh?" every time someone asked it a question. Caleb knows it really well now.
    Sure wish I knew it was that easy the 10 years I was teaching first grade.

    1. Ooooh, that's a great way to teach short e! I'll have to remember that. Thanks, Caleb! :)

  2. Savannah seemed to pronounce the e sound more like an i when reading those Bob books. It has made for some interesting words.

    1. One of the things they've pointed out this week is that kids have a hard time distinguishing the e sound from the i sound. Sounds like Savannah's doing it right ;) For a while, Ellie pronounced every short o in the Bob books like "oo". So it was really fun when she read the word "Bob".

    2. Abbie still calls her last name, her least name. She really is getting old enough that I need to teach her otherwise but I just love it so much!


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