Enjoy the moment

I haven’t written in the last few days because I just haven’t got to the computer to do it. I’ve been enjoying the moment with my daughter, who is learning new things daily. When she presents me with something new, it’s just a wonderful feeling.

At the dinner table or while I’m cooking she has amazed me the last few days. While she was eating some Talapia for the first time she decided it was so good she had to ask for more. My wife and I have been teaching her sign language since she was 6 months old, so I was just overjoyed to see her do the signs for “more please”. The next day after getting some banana for dessert, at the buffet we were at, she decided that she would say thank you. Now the sign for thank you looks a lot like blowing a kiss to a baby, so I’m sure that we might have that one confused. But then again she had no reason to be blowing a kiss at that point….

Tonight I cooked alfredo sauce to go with egg noodles in my anything goes version of fettucine alfredo. My daughter ate all of her dinner and her dessert while I cooked for my wife and I, but she couldn’t resist asking for some of the noodles alfredo since it was something that she didn’t have. After eating a few bites she reached out to me asking for a hug. It was like, “Wow thanks Dad, I want to give you a hug to tell you how much I liked you feeding me good food”.

It’s a moment I’ll never forget…. Remember, Anything Goes for Dinner….


Kindergarten Roundup

What a day….. We had Kindergarten Roundup at school today, which was a huge success. Being in technology support, I wanted to see that the new parents saw what we are doing with technology to teach the children their lessons.

I worked from 7 am to 3 pm getting the Kindergarten rooms setup with a PowerPoint presentation, a reading program runnng and one of the links below in IE. From 3 to 6 pm I worked in the K1 Lab setting up the computers with demo’s of other programs that we use to teach Math, Math Blasters is a great program available at your local Target for around $29.99, and getting some reading programs running. From 6:30 till 8 pm we had the parents and kids at the school for our presentation.

That of course didn’t leave any time for dinner, but did give me time to see and hear what parents want to know about their child’s first foray into the educational system.

Here are a few good sites that will help your child to read and basically get them ready for Kindergarten:

  1. Learn to Read with Starfall
  2. Alpha-Zoo Concentration Game
  3. The Ball
  4. Scholastic -Your Early Learner
  5. Scholastic -Kindergarten
  6. AOL@School

I hope that these links give you somewhere to start and help your child be the best that they can be.