Sometimes I feel like I'm barely hanging on with my Geometry kids. Proofs about killed us (don't tell them there are more to come) and tackling circumcenter, orthocenter (which I didn't actually understand enough so we skipped it - a decision made in the middle of the lesson), incenter and centroid has also been difficult. But I came up with a "fun" idea for demonstrating centroid (center of gravity of a triangle). It might be the only one all year :)
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
M was in the group that Miss Steven and I led when we went to the Christmas Markets. While we were there Miss Steven dropped a mug she had purchased and it broke. A week later, for Christmas M gave her a replacement. What a sweet thing to do. Impressive that a five year old remembered the details of the incident and then convinced her mom to help her buy a new one. I love this girl!
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
1. Wake up at 8:00 and get ready for the day.
2. Go to the grocery store to buy baking supplies.
3. Bake Biscotti
4. Go to the mall for some quick Christmas shopping.
5. Play 3 songs in the middle school musical.
6. Go to Christmas Markets w/ friends.
7. Go to Christmas exchange party w/ biscotti and gift.
9. Figure out tomorrow's brunching/baking/Christmas service day.
10. Fall asleep.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
The staging area:
(check out the combination of spring flowers and fall stripes)
On stage smiling while parents (and teachers) take pictures.
I realized during the concert, that since the students sing in two groups (P-2, 3-5), that I've taught most of these kids over the course of the last 3 years.
Ending the concert with a combined elementary song.
PS. Don't you just love the fancy dress with the huge snow boots?
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
My piano student and I took a trip to one of the Christmas markets to celebrate her good practicing record.
We left "early"...the sun was still visible in the sky (at 3:45).
We went to Karlsplatz.
Drank some hot chocolate.
And ended up at my apartment, playing Bananagrams.
Fun outing with a great kid.