I have never babysat before, so didn't know what exactly to do. I've been studying a website about babysitting, but haven't completed it yet. My mom was there while my charge was in the house with us on Valentine's Day from 3-6pm so her parents could go on a date (isn't that sweet...). Mom had three of us, so she knew what to do. I knew that this 15 month old liked to read, so Mom helped me find some board books that my brothers and I used for me to read to her. She also liked playing with the puzzles we used.
I also knew that this baby liked to move, so I kept her moving. She doesn't walk or crawl, but scoots upright on her backside. Mom helped me carry her upstairs so I could practice the trumpet quietly and she didn't get upset at the loud sound at all. During the last few minutes she was here, I could tell that she was really tired so I bounced her on my knee. I also picked her up carefully and carried her on "tours," which means walking around the house. I was really tired after my first babysitting job.
I'm looking forward to this summer when I get to take the class for babysitting that my local library offers for kids my age. Mom says that my brothers have to take it too in order for each of us to be certified. I hope they don't make me change a diaper, but I know that's part of the job someday. For a reward, the baby's parents gave me a bag of goodies. Yummy!
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Saturday, February 2, 2013
We've completed the first four units of Elemental Science Logic Stage Earth Science and Astronomy. The kids enjoyed a week of rock study with a hardness scale kits from my favorite science store out west. And, I've decided to have these three read a chapter from the typical classroom text on evolution perspectives of the beginning of our Universe this coming week. We'll discuss the Geologic Time Scale and names/dates/events attributed to each period. As a former junior high earth science teacher, I'd feel awful not having discussed what other kids (CLASSROOM) think is normal material. In this, I hope to inform about how I was raised to believe and what I've come to understand is perfectly acceptable about what the Bible tells us of the Beginning of His Universe.
Then it's off to climate and meteorology for the end of this school year. Such fun as I recall my graduate program in climatology at university such a long time ago. Glad to not be tromping around in wetlands amongst phragmites, typha and rush grass, but to appreciate how useful they are in this suburban setting and getting that point across to my three students.
By Terry Felber (Published by Thomas Nelson)
Felber goes beyond just another book on Christian business principles by examining the artificial distinction between clergy and laity. Without harping on it, he effectively makes the point that all work is sanctioned by God and that the merchant is no less ‘godly’ than the Monk. He uses the setting, in Renaissance Venice to underscore the observable differences in the two callings at the time and thus make his point that fundamentally they are not really different at all if one truly understands God’s call to work.
Mid-year success in band attitudes (See right side picture of G2). Thankful that the broken clarinet was successfully take apart and mended by G3. That boy will never cease to surprise me. G1 still thinks that percussion is the best place to be. Maybe he hopes to take over from Phil C someday...