01 December 2011

And the holidays begin...

CherryWood Dec 2011

Levi broke up yesterday. 30 Nov. And goes back in exactly 2 months. 30 January. I am doing my best not to make a chart and systematically cross off each of the 60 days – am guessing he may feel like I am counting the days or something. ;-)
Today we went and bought some craft supplies to top up our stash. With three kids who LOVE to make stuff I need to be very well stocked. We also came home with an unplanned purchase : Plasticine.
Focus boytjie!
It is very fun to play with plasticine but after a bit it can become rather frustrating – especially when you are 5. And sometimes even if you are, um, older. We definitely felt the need to *take a break* and watch some tv and have a snack.
Our masterpieces!
Very important for this mama to keep the frustration levels to a minimum if I am to make it through this marathon holiday.
The girls only break up 9 Dec and go back 18 Jan; its kinda cool to have some mom/boy time alone with Levi. He revels in it so I am determined to make the most of each day.
He came home with his report yesterday – I congratulated him and he says to me: ‘ So Mom, is it like an A+ or something?’
For the sake of the grandparents (and because I will probably lose it) I have typed up his report:
Levi is a charming, very amusing boy. He is a perfect gentleman – his batteries never run out. He has a super abundance of energy.
He enjoys ‘boot camp’ days and contributes his own exercises for all to try out. His enthusiasm ropes us all in for rugby and soccer practice. when our spirts flag his amusing comment is : ‘Come on, are you old or something?’
The highlight of this year has been watching the Rugby World Cup. Just before a Springbok match he quipped ” The Boks are going to kick butt today.”
Levi takes his match watching very seriously. When any of us talk during a match, he puts up his hand and says; ” Stop talking, cant you see I am watching the game?” He thoroughly enjoys our rugby chats after the games.
Levi has a good grasp of phonics and numbers taught so far. He conscientiously practices patterns, writes letter and numbers. He works neatly, independently and completes tasks.
He contributes good ideas for our games and is very amusing when doing charades. His artwork has developed very well.
Levi gets on well with his buddies and is a popular member of the group. With his positive attitude he is a pleasure to teach.
Dec 2011

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