oh wait, maybe this will help:
uh huh...you're nodding now, right?
well, it is *taks* season in the sixth grade language arts department, and this means it's crunch time. our classes read passages about wegman over the course of the last two days.
they loved the photographs - it made the artistic renditions more tangible for them.
today's learning objective was:
'create a summary about the passage titled william wegman.'
i had some really good summaries. and of course i have my favorite summary...the second sentence goes a little something like this...
"his first dog died, so now wegman is very interested in photography with dog heads."
oh how i love my kids. they totally get the concept, but sometimes putting it into the correct words trips them up just a little bit. baby steps - these are high level concepts and the fact that they grasp the concept makes me much happier than whether or not they can properly express it. i know that they know it. plus, they keep me smiling. :) they are some endearing little bundles.
in the meantime, cee became intrigued with wegman's art. she really liked this one for some reason:
after she saw it, she said, 'oh wait!!'
she came back to me less than a minute later with a beach towel draped over her head, and she said, 'take me to your leader.'
gosh i love that girl. and life imitates art.
jay is feeling kind of puny and under the weather. one of her friends had strep, so i hope she isn't coming down with that. :(
please keep the girls' papa jack in your prayers - he is having major back surgery tomorrow. this is the 2nd back surgery in about a year. he has m.s. and the hope is that the surgeon will be able to remove bone spurs. if there are no bone spurs, then that means his m.s. is simply getting worse and his nerves are causing the pain. there's no rememdy for that.
we are all hoping for the very best outcome for him.
please hope for the best with us. please?
images in this post can be found at the wegman online store...happy shopping. :)