Perhaps the best thing I did all week is to ask Tashi, at aftercare pickup one day, where she’d be standing in the gym for today’s holiday concert. The next best thing was asking a mom of an older child whether we could just stay at school after a.m. pickup and she said, of course, and there’s even a bake sale and possibly coffee! There wasn’t coffee, but everything else worked out.
(Rio had three rice krispy treats, and two chocolate chip cookies. Not all at the same time. All for a good cause, the HSA!)
I sent around a bunch of videos to the parents of the kids surrounding Tashi. I had a lot. Good thing I had a new phone and lots of memory!
(Just one is here. If you really want to see email me and I’ll share the Google Drive link.)
Post-show mayhem photo op:
Followed by, for Rio’s home day, library, lunch at home, puzzle, playground, Tashi pickup, at which she tripped over a sidewalk edge (really!), cookie making for me (to be decorated by the kids this weekend), attempts at games for Tashi and Rio, and fun kid dinner with Amber and co.
The light is so low in the sky—this is not more than 330pm, and they are pretending to be limping home:
I’ll upload the longer song vids to Vimeo, at some point. I know you’re dying to see them!
Since we’re on an all-Tashi post, this is the report card comment from her main teacher, which Tashi read aloud twice, pleased as punch:
Tashi comes to school with a wonderful attitude. She is ready and eager to learn every day. She has settled in nicely to our first grade routines. Tashi is a polite and friendly student and helpful in the classroom. She loves to read and share all her ideas with partners. She shows strength in writing as she continues to organize ideas and develop them into wonderful personal narratives. Tashi shows critical thinking skills in math and is able to solve challenging math problems. She works independently and is focused throughout the entire day. As the year progresses she is participating more in classroom discussions and sharing her background knowledge. Tashi is a bright and eager student and I am happy to have her as one of my students this year. Keep up the wonderful work, Tashi!
UPDATE: Here is one of the better videos that was too long for Flickr. I’ll stop barraging you with videos now.