This is the last week of school for Lee and Friday is her last day for this school year. Bo and I went to her third grade skits and awards program on Wednesday morning.
Lee had a few lines for the skits and it was about the Statue of Liberty.
I think her proudest award is for math, she mastered her times table.
Waiting on line for another award.
Rain or shine Lee went to school. I’m very proud of her for receiving a perfect attendance award, only 3 students from her class received this award.
And Today I went for the Terrific Kids Presentation ceremony. Terrific Kids is a student recognition program that promotes character development, self-esteem, and perseverance. Students work with their classroom teacher and establish goals to improve behavior, peer relationships, attendance, or schoolwork. Students then work toward achieving the goal during a specific time period. TERRIFIC is an acronym meaning: Thoughtful Enthusiastic Respectful Responsible Inclusive Friendly Inquisitive Capable. Lee was nominated by her teacher as a terrific kid. This morning ceremony was for the whole school, Kindergarten through Grade Six.
She gave the Terrific Kid bumper car sticker to me, I’m sure it will stay on there for many years.
I’m glad I don’t work for a CPA firm, otherwise it wouldn’t be a Spring season at my house but more like a Tax season. If you haven’t filed your 2010 taxes, you still have time and surprisingly some of my co-workers didn’t know that you can still make a deductible retirement contribution such as a traditional IRA contribution to the 2010 tax year. The deadline is April 18th and you can count this towards last year’s tax return. I didn’t make any contribution to my 401K at work this year, so this is a good alternative for me.
I’m not sure what processed me to stop by this place to take a picture after work, perhaps it’s the spring flower tree.
I pass this neighborhood everyday and if I were to tell my cousins in Laos that not everyone living in America lives in a big house, I wonder if they would believe me.
I think this is what they would imagine what living in America is like.
Big or small, it is still a house.
Rent or own, and once again I’m a landlord.
Learning is different also, this year Lee started learning the multiplication table. I recalled that we had to recite the multiplication table every morning before class, repetition seems to work for us growing up in Thailand. As for Lee, her teacher takes a different approach and the students have to sing the multiplication songs. I guess learning could be fun, and the only drawback is that the student would be singing in class while taking the test.
Multiplication Table 2
Multiplication Table 3
Multiplication Table 4
Multiplication Table 5
Multiplication Table 6
Multiplication Table 7
Multiplication Table 8
I’ve been sick in the last few days and I haven’t been working in my garden much. I think the chance of me seeing my broccoli growing is next to none, someone has been in my garden.
And I could guess who.
This one might be gone by tomorrow morning.
A good thing that my buk choy are still there, not sure for how long. I might have to harvest them sooner than I thought.
And I hope I get to eat Lee’s strawberry this year.