Every Wednesday for the last few months I've been going to the girls' school to help with Mattey's class. I help the kids with reading in various ways, such as reading books or plays in a group, and playing word Bingo. I get a kick out of the kids. There's always one or more that have to share their life history with me. Sometimes it's more than I wanted to know. Mattey loves that I come in and spend some time with her. (By the way she is already reading at a 2nd grade level. She's doing great!) A little draw back is that I take Kade with me. He's usually pretty good but he's started exploring and getting into things lately. He also likes to carry on conversations with the kids while they're supposed to be working.
Every other Friday since the beginning of the school year I've been going in to help Megan's class with computer lab. Mickey takes the other Fridays. This is not really my area of expertise but I don't really have to help with the computer stuff since most know how to log in and they are supposed to be working on a specific program, such as math or reading comprehension. I just help out with problems they are working on like adding fractions or whatever. Megan is in a 3rd and 4th grade class due to high enrollment and not enough teachers. I'm always amazed how well she does compared to some of the other students. I shouldn't be but I am. Kade tags along for this too. He likes to give the boys five and they all comment when he's got his hair done in a mohawk or spike.
Today Megan's class did a poetry reading. (I forgot the camera, again.) I had to go to Mat's class first and then to Meg's. I was really worried about Kade being good for that long. He usually only lasts about 30-40 minutes. I had a little talk with him before we went into school. I told him I really needed him to be good today because we were going to be there for a while. He was pretty good while we played bingo in the hall and then we went to Meg's class. Her teacher knew I was coming late so she let Meg wait to recite until after I got there. She did great. She spoke loud enough for everyone to hear and she didn't seem the least bit nervous. She's not related to me. She recited "Hungry Kid Island" by Shel Silverstein. After the program all the parents and kids were socializing. I was watching Kade interact with all the boys in the class. I came to realize he's like a mascot for that class but without a costume. He goes around high fiving, talking to the kids, and hitting fists saying bladow but it sounds like butt out. I think he's going to be trouble when he's actually in school. We'll see how he does in the fall when he starts preschool. We've already visited the school and he didn't want to leave. He talks about going all the time and points out the building when we drive past saying "There my preschool!"