Thursday, February 28, 2008

Sick Day Take Two!

Yesterday Jordan decided to take a sick day. She woke up with red goopy eyes so I decided a visit to the doctor was in order. As I thought she has pink eye. The doctor had the nerve to say to her "normally I tell sick children to lay on the couch and watch tv all day but when your eyes aren't well you shouldn't watch tv it strains your eyes." UM then what are we supposed to do all day? On doctors orders we had to play. We also went out to lunch - it hardly seemed fair for Jared to be home sick the other day and that he got to go out to lunch and then to NOT take Jordan. So, off we went for a nice little lunch of chicken strips, nachos and cheese fries.

She is back at school today. Her class had an assembly this morning - I'll have to explain. Every morning the children of the entire school have assembly. There is a focus to each morning - Tuesday the older children have class assembly, Wednesday is performing arts assembly, Thursday the younger children have class assembly. You know in the states when they give announcements over the loud speaker and the kids say the pledge? Well there is no loud speaker so the children meet in the gym - have their assembly, get announcements, say a prayer and move on with their day. Jordan's assembly was today. Her class has been learning about weaving and they even went on a field trip to a factory that makes fabrics so they were able to see how it all works. In the assembly today they presented what they had learned. Each child has a speaking part, there was a poem and then they presented a fantastic round. It was a round of all the sounds in the factory and the children did a fantastic job.


Gerb said...

Wow- assemblies sound fantastic over there! And that field trip sounds awesome, too. I am actually debating home school next year because public education around here is quickly becoming inadequate for anyone except "under-privileged" kids.

And they have a school-wide prayer? Fabulous.

Cecily R said...

Assemblies are few and far between round these parts. I love what your school does--what a great opportunity for learning!

I was happy to see your comment today! I've missed seeing them and realized I needed to visit. Hope everyone is feeling better. :)

Amazed said...

I want to go on a field trip to a fabric factory. I heard this week is a "Mr. Roger's Sweater Day." I loved Mr. R.'s because he always took us on field trips. I miss them. I miss him! I would love to hear that round!!!!

MarmiteToasty said...

I LOVE our school assemblies..... I dont know what they are like in the states, but ours are great :)

HAPPY MUVVERS DAY to you dear friend....