Sunday, November 9, 2014


One of my school projects - design a scare crow of your choosing. Mine, of course, had to be James Bond. I made the tuxedo out of electrical tape.


A few months ago I started taekwondo - I participate twice per week. It has been amazing for me - increasing my strength, focus, drive, confidence, discipline, and balance. I used to be the slowest runner during PE. Now I am nearly the fastest and will even finish the race and do push ups. 

After two months I earned my low grade yellow belt. It was no simple task either. I had to demonstrate my form, spar in the offensive and defensive positions, and complete an oral exam in front of an audience. I pretty much rocked it but it is something I very much enjoy. Here are some photos from my early days as well as my recent belt advancement.

As you can see, my little Sis watches. She has been invited to participate but she says she wants to wait until she is 6 (which is okay because she is already in ballet, tap, Spanish, and gymnastics).

Saturday, November 8, 2014

First Day of First Grade...

We are behind in this posting. I am already over 2 months into first grade. It's been busy. I have lots of homework and that combined with taekwando (more on that soon), I am one pretty busy kid. Mom and Dad had parent teacher conference a couple weeks ago and I am on track and doing good. I read well above grade level which means I get to stay in my homeroom class with the advanced reading teacher. 

I have a wonderful teacher who totally "gets" me and my unique creativity and ideas. She has a student teacher who is also wonderful. I just started my first research project which I will turn into a power point presentation later this month. My topic is"crocheting". Mom was quite surprised but it will be perfect to get my classmates excited for our first grade service project.

I very much enjoy school and recess continues to be a favorite part of the day. I also enjoy my friends. Plus, I often come home with facts and thoughts to share with the rest of the family.  

Here are some photos followed by video. If you want to compare with last year, click here.