Friday, November 2, 2012

Different Dances

At the beginning of the month we went to the cultural center after a morning at Farmer’s Market.  My girl loves dancing so it was right up her alley.  It also proves that learning takes place all the time. 

The first group of dancers asked children to come up and they spent the next 20 minutes teaching them how to dance.  Mickey loved this! 

Dancing at the Farmer's Market

Dancing at the Farmer's Market

They even spent extra time after they were done dancing to teach her a instrument.

Dancing at the Farmer's Market

Click over to my family blog to see what other kind of dances we saw that day. 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Grades

My girl is only in first grade.  So we don’t focus on grades.  My girl is also has a bit of a perfectionist.  She does well until she knows that there is a test and then she freaks out and worries about missing an answer.  So as a rule we don’t focus on grades but on learning.  Today was an exception.  We reached that moment in the book where there was a unit test.  I didn’t tell her it was a test but the girl figured it out.  I reassured her it was no big deal and she finished it and did great. 

Grades-graphic

 

She missed 2 questions and then was able to go back and correct them.  So she got an 96 before she corrected the questions.  I am very proud of her.  It also helps me to see that she is learning and getting the concepts. 

So do you do grades in school?  Do you focus on them?  I am curious on what every one else handles this situation.