Monday, March 25, 2013

Jog-a-Thon




Cameron and Ashton did the annual Jog-a-thon at school last week.  It another fundraiser for the school.  I happen to be on campus and got a few photos!

Multiplication and Music



Ashton's class has begin multiplication so I dug out my Push'N'Tell device that helped me learn my facts as a kid.  It was fun to watch him breeze through his worksheet!  Now to start memorizing so he's ready for state testing in May.

 Cameron saved up his allowance and got an electric guitar!  He's very excited and can now join Ethan in some jamming sessions.  We did use part of the weekend to create a spot for them to practice in the garage. :)






Ethan has been perfecting his Paul McCartney by figuring out the chords to "Blackbird."  He's currently enrolled in Exploring Percussion at school so he's going to be learning a third instrument.
So proud of these boys!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Dressing up and PJ Day

 Ashton and I were working in the garage when he found the often-neglected dress-up bin.  He wanted several things on and then came in the house looking for someone to battle with.  Cameron was a good sport and played!  :)



Cameron and Ashton also had pajama day at school and loved wearing their Christmas jammies!



Spring Soccer

 
 Spring soccer is here!  We have two weekends of games under our belt and the boys are having fun!  Cameron is on the Kings team, Ashton is on the Extreme Strikers. 
Derrik being assistant ref on the opponents side


Ashton's getting tips from his new coach



Sunday, March 10, 2013

Ashton's Award

 Ashton received the Citizenship Award at school on Friday!  He is very thoughtful in the classroom and is frequently recognized for excellent behavior.  We are quite proud!



Saturday, March 02, 2013

Cameron the Tech Guy

The 5th grade classes at school performed a musical this week called, "The 13 Colonies."  Our Cameron, though, was not on stage.  He begged his teacher to run sound and manage props, backstage.  So, we showed up to the performance and watch his classmates sing and dance!  I had to go backstage to get photos of him.  He was in his element!


Preparing props for the scene

Fooling around backstage

He was introduced afterwards and came on stage for a bow.

Videos for Teaching featuring Derrik and Ethan!

At school, with my 3-6 graders, we are talking about the different instrument families.  This week, we talked about the string family, specifically the guitar and the electric bass.  It just so happens that I know 2 guys that play those string instruments! :) Maybe I could make a little video of them playing for the kids at school to see?  So here they are.  Video #1:  Derrik explaining about the acoustic guitar
Video #2:  Ethan and Derrik talking about the electric bass
Video #3:  Both playing together
Thanks guys!