Monday, April 23, 2007

All sorts of great big boy stuff

First of all... ERIK READ DR SEUSS LAST NIGHT! That's right, yesterday he was buggering about in the loungeroom and I told him to go and do something constructive, "Go read a book in your room!" I suggested... "I can't read!" Came the reply... "Yes, you can, I countered, you can read enough now that you should be able to read Dr Seuss. Go get one, and I'll show you..." So, he came back with "One Fish, Two Fish" and we opened the first page, and he sounded out the words, and I scaffolded a little bit, and he went on to read 9 pages before saying he'd read enough!!! He read Dr Seuss! He was sooo excited and pleased with himself, and I was really excited for him!

Ok, as promised, photos of the boys in their "Underwater World" dressups for school today!

Luey the SCUBA diver...

Erik the Jelly fish...

The jelly fish attacks the SCUBA diver...

At assembly this morning the P-2 classes got to parade past parents and the rest of the school...

Luey chatting to a Mantaray classmate...

Erik and his best mate happened, just by chance, to choose the same thing to "be"!!! Great minds think alike!

Erik parading...

There were some great ideas for costumes, some bought, and some homemade...

Grey Nurse Shark...

Erm, "Ninja" Turtle...

Must be a rainbow fish - absolutely gorgeous, what a great idea!


Octopus...


The teachers got into the fun too, and obviously decided as a group to turn up as pirates... Luey's teacher is on the left...



Bryn holding Dadda's hand while watching the parade - you've got to be careful around all those sharks and jellyfish and pirates, you know...

And as it happened, today was the day Luey got his first award at school - for great writing - and I had a camera on me (with telephoto lense) to capture the moment!!!


Look, what I got, Mum!

5 comments:

casso said...

Hey what a total score on having the camera there! And I love the costumes, how funny about the jellyfish double-up! They must really be on the same wavelength. Oh and FWIW I *am* interested in train sets, LOL. :o)

Love Cass

Juniper said...

Wow, I just love the pix Sif, what great costumes, your boys looked fab! So did that little Rainbow fish - so cute!

And yeah! re: Erik and Dr Suess. That is a great first book to read! So is another one, called "Go Dog Go", by (I think) PD Eastman, who published by the "Cat in the Hat" publishing guys - check it out!

Leah said...

oooh your boys!! How exciting is this post, what fun, makes me really excited for next year :)

Did you buy or make Erik's costume? It looks great, and I love the the superman wetsuit :)

Belinda said...

Yay on Erik reading, and that whole day at the school looks like it was lots of fun :) Love reading what all your boys are up to (especially the big ones!!)

Cabrissi Tea said...

Ace pictures! I love E's costume! How cool is that! And yay on him for reading!

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