Awana Cubbie Awards!

DSC_0005Molly earned her Cubbie Bear pin for saying lots of verses over this past year of Cubbies.  

Ruby earned a “Hopper” Medal for saying many verses and their references.  

DSC_0012You can clearly see how excited Molly was about being awarded the bear for her vest.  She loved the idea of going on the stage and seeing her Daddy out in the audience.  I was there, too, but I am her teacher (note the hideous jacket I am wearing).  HOWEVER, her excitement was brought to a halt when the Big Cubbie Bear came out on stage.  Someone was dressed up as Cubbie Bear, and I must say, while he isn’t super-scary, he isn’t the most normal looking bear you’ve ever seen.  Molly grabbed around my neck and would. not. let. go.  She was panicking.  I tried to peel her off of me and talk her through the situation, but she would have no part of it.  No part of it.  Finally, Mrs.Traci, the Cubbies Story Lady, saw the predicament I was in and graciously hid Cubbie Bear until Molly was done walking across the stage.  She didn’t have to do that, but I sure did appreciate it!!  And Molly appreciated it even more.  The rest of the time she kept her eyes on Cubbie Bear while hiding behind me.  It was nice to get out of the room with Cubbie Bear!  Molly was visibly relieved.  When Josh asked her why she was scared of the bear, she simply said, “He is a sleeping bear who walks and waves, but does not talk.”  Hmmmm….again, I don’t know what that means exactly, but Molly feels totally validated in her assessment of Cubbie Bear.

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DSC_0008And  here is Mack, sporting the medal, though he did nothing to earn it.  I have a feeling that as the younger brother of two sisters, he will be riding their coat tails many times in his future.  I mean, look at his face.  He totally thinks he deserves that medal….maybe for drinking the most grape Crystal Light of any other two year old in the world, I don’t know.  I mean, not that his mother would let him do such a thing.  Moving on…..

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We really are proud of our little Cubbie Bears!  They have done a great job with their verses.  And though Mack didn’t memorize any verses, he does act like a little bear himself—that must count for something!

Sight words

Life just keeps on happening, which makes it very difficult for me to cover all the pictures from Augusta and from the dance recital!  Maybe I will try to double up on my posts.  We’ll see.  Considering the dreary rain (AGAIN), I may have time today.  It doesn’t seem like May at all to me.  I cannot believe how rainy and dreary it has been here!  Is it just me or does it really seem that way to y’all, too?  (Side note:  I just saw my cute little neighbor leave her house like she does every day while her mom comes and plays with her one little girl.  I am not bitter.  Not. one. bit.)

So instead of getting out and doing something…anything…we are here today.  We pulled out our sight words after we read together.  These were given to me by Gran.  She always gives great educational tools to me!  If any of our kids aren’t very smart, it won’t be for lack of materials to help in this area!  It may have to do with the teacher of the material though!  A-hem.  Yes, that would be me.  

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These are so neat.  They are magnetic little spongey words that stick onto these cool lap boards.  The girls love placing their words on the boards.

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We also have some flash cards that Molly wanted to use.  They lack the “fun” of the magnetic words, but she enjoys holding the ones she gets correct.

DSC_0013We started with the word “pig.”  Then, the next word was “is,” but Molly couldn’t stop herself from saying the “p” sound first…”piss” is all she could say until she was redirected to the short “i” sound.  Gotta be careful with these sight words.  🙂

So, what does Mack do while these precious girls are learning????  Hmmm.  Well, I try to include him by getting out some cards that are more age appropriate for him.  It never goes quite as smooth as I would like…..

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I think he is more interested in Science and why these magnetic words stick together…..

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Let me get off of here.  Ruby just asked me in a very alarmed fashion if she could take all of her clothes off because she is trying to catch a fly.  Not sure what the two have to do with each other, but I would like to find out.

Oh, and one more closing conversation from last night while tucking in the kids…

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Me- Let’s pray for the little boy who is so sick.

Molly- The one in the Lellow class?

Me-Yes! Molly, that is so smart to remember that from last week.

Molly- Is he a bear?

Me-***just looking at her***  No, he’s not a bear.

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Where does she get these things????  I have no idea.