Friday, October 11, 2013

Fruity Fruits!

Hey friends,
My beautiful sweet little daughter, Sarah was hospitalized for 3 days for an asthma :( Her first one and hopefully the last. It was heart breaking to see her tied to an oxygen mask and to a cannula! Anyway, she is better now and here is a picture of her on the day she left hospital. She was so funny in the hospital, looking for ways to escape :D She faced all this as strong as one little girl could be,God! I love them so much!

Away from all the drama, Sarah got back to her school and they were discussing fruits. I had to add my touch :p  So, I prepared her some simple things. A sensory tub, a puzzle, stickers and a coloring book. Here is what is inside the tub:

  • plastic fruits
  • fruit erasers
  • small mini trees
  • fall leaves (from the dollar store)
  • confetti (leaves)
  • Blocks (with pictures of fruits on them)

 Farida was trying hard on the puzzle :D

Our dictionary

Farida was so good doing this :)

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Friday, October 4, 2013

First Day of School!

Hey friends everywhere, 
It has been a fantastic day at school. Sarah loved it so much that she wants to go every day :) Yes, the helicopter mother buried inside me has shown and I thought that my job as teacher has prepared me, ha! But I think I can deal with this. 

Anyway, here are the activities we did yesterday. First, I have prepared her a list of school related things that she needs to find around the house, treasure hunt. The list included: school bag, pencil, pencil case, pencil sharpener, eraser, ruler, scissors, glue, tissue box, wipes, school uniform, envelope folder, plate, cup, apron, table placement, crayons and lunch box. She was so excited looking for them around the house, running from one place to the other.

Then, we had a themed bath. I drew the stationery on foam. I drew a school bag, a pencil, an eraser, a pencil sharpener, a book, a ruler and a pair of scissors.

Finally, of course, I can't do it without a sensory bin :) This one included: a pencil case, shredded papers, pencil sharpener, scissors, erasers, glue, pencils, crayons, letter blocks and a small book. Here:

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Hey friends,
Tell me how you felt on the first day of your kids' school? Did you, too, have these mixed feelings? It's a roller coaster here. I can't believe my baby has gotten that big that she is officially a school student.

Tomorrow is the big day and she gets to go to her school. I have been a teacher for eight years and I have always wondered what was on the parents' minds. Why were some crying while others were cheering? Now, I think I know. I feel happy and I don't know why, still I feel sad that she won't be with me as much as we used to before. I feel proud that she is now this big girl as if I have something to do with it and feel guilty, again for no specific reason. I remember this quote from one of Sarah's favorite books, "And from my arms you flee" and it literally describes how I see her right now. I am full of expectations and hopes and also don't want to get my hopes too high. I feel like this is the bravest thing we will ever have to do and at the same time, I feel so scared. Emotions!!! Lots of them!

Concerning our big girl, she was so excited for this day. She has been telling the whole Earth about it every single day for over a week. And today, I tried as much as I can to make it so special for her. She liked it so much but the day has come to its end and the dreaded sentence rose in the air, "Mommy, I don't want to go to school tomorrow!" I didn't know what to say so I just said, "Sarah, we have talked about this many times and you will like it tomorrow." I know I should have said more but I couldn't. I mean after all, I need someone to tell me that it will be alright!

Tomorrow, there will be another post about the activities we did today and her actual first day of school. Wish us luck everyone!

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