my 22 month old is speaking in three to four word phrases... for example: "mommy sit down" or "sit down mommy" when she wants me to play with her or "mommy sit down write," "mommy sit down play." she also uses a combination of words accompanied by ASL such as the signs for "play," "read a book," "eat," "milk."
today we went on a field trip of our own to the Miller Outdoor Theater! we watched a performance on music and dance spanning 5 decades (50s-current)... my 9month old clapped and jumped on my lap throughout the performance! i think she is going to be my little "ham."
...and the high school dropout rate is atrocious.... i love jaime oliver's food revolution... it is time for an education revolution.
is anyone else disturbed by these findings?
this past thursday and today, saturday, i had fun presenting and emceeing for the veggie pals children's show! on my part it was a little bit of theatrics, drama, teaching, dancing and singing as i jazzed up elementary age children! veggie pals is a program that promotes eating healthy foods and exercising. one of the main components of this program is a presentation of the mascots, a huge banana, carrot, apple, broccoli, and strawberry doing songs and skits. had a great time promoting healthy eating habits and exercising at browning elementary's head start program and lyon's elementary school's fitness fest.
the best part of it all was watching my two girls as their eyes lit up while they watched me jump and sing around with the rest of the children...... my wonderful supportive husband stood on the side with them and took care of them, he was also jazzed at how both our little girls were stone still as they watched me and the mascots promote the veggies and fruit.... my oldest then ate her banana and apple without hesitation (right after the program....)
our first "discover with me" field trip! a couple of mommies and i met up at Discovery Green Park on tuesday, april 13th, in downtown Houston to discover a play - Alice in Wonderland! we also celebrated the park's second year with a slice of chocolate and vanilla birthday cake!
as i sat and watched my toddlers watch the play, i could not help but wonder what an impact this would be to the children who "must be prepped" for upcoming standardized tests.... i was imagining if i was the teacher... i'd rather bring my students to watch the play and plug in the teaching objectives that would of been covered in any test. a play, with characters, plot, setting, problem, etc... what a way to get children into literature, reading, writing...
my mind began to race and think of a plan (as if i were a teacher)... how would i get my students to this play...