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Entries from August 2008

Fundraising Goal: More SMART boards

August 28th, 2008 · No Comments

We are attending back to school night at our elementary school. The PTA fundraising chair just announced their goals: “Buy more SMART boards and pay for more artists in residence.”

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Writing with pictures

August 27th, 2008 · No Comments

I had a great meeting this morning and lunch with Lance Ford, who (if you don’t already know) has the most amazing car in Oklahoma. Lance had me thinking about a lot of possibilities for interactive virtual field trips at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum of the Oklahoma Heritage Association, where I work now. Using media to teach and […]

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Artemis Fowl

August 26th, 2008 · 4 Comments

The series I am reading right now is Artemis Fowl. I am going to read Artemis Fowl: The time paradox when it comes out in paper back. I skipped the 1st book so I am going to go back and read it. The Artemis Fowl series also has its own language, Gnommish. I am going to decipher code at the bottom of the […]

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Current Affairs Books

August 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

We are having a delightful Saturday. No appointments or birthday parties, just a day to roam and loaf. I am writing this on my iPhone from a Barnes and Noble bookstore. We are here because we love to look at books, and because I have a birthday gift card to use. Current affairs books are […]

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National Meet Your Neighbors Night

August 20th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I don’t know if this was the official day, but the evening of Augsut 5, 2008, was “Meet Your Neighbors Night” in our neighborhood. A tent, some white Christmas lights, a bunch of lawn chairs and some cookies made for a good opportunity to meet neighbors and get acquainted. I brought over a bowl of […]

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Bailey’s Close Shave

August 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Rachel worked with her mom to spell the following caption to a picture yesterday, “Bailey and Wes had a close shave.” See the previous post for more context. Sentence construction and writing development continues to be relected on our living room chalkboard and whiteboard!

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Our golden retriever has been shaved!

August 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment

We have two golden retrievers in our household, and our oldest (Bailey) is 12 years old. Bailey usually has some skin allergy trouble in the summertime, and this year is no exception. Especially with the hot weather we’ve been having in Oklahoma, this summer has been tough on Bailey. She developed some type of skin […]

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Rachel’s First Sentence

August 7th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Rachel wrote her first sentence today on the whiteboard in our living room. This is a reference to one of the “Planet Earth” episodes we have watched together. She wrote, “This [is] the dancing bird.”

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Tags: littlesister · writing

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