Archive for February, 2009

Learning Phonics With Miss Jenny

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

I saw this video on youtube about a phonics system. Just thought I would try and post it, but have come to realize I really need to update my version of WordPress. Here is a link to the youTube video about Miss Jenny’s Phonics System.

Elementary school teacher Jenny Fixman developed a program to teach literacy through song. She visited the Parents TV studio to tell parents how they can use her program. Here is the youTube video about Miss Jenny’s Phonics System again. She also has a website www.edutunes.com where you can find out more and purchase all her products.

I just found this system and wondered what other parent and teacher think of it. Let me know. Are there any systems you recommend?

Brenda Is Feeling Sick This Week

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Brenda has been running a fever this week. Brenda has had a high fever. She has had to take Motrin and bathes almost every six hours. With all the temperature checks and bathes Brenda has had a hard time getting enough sleep. Today she finally crashed out right after her temperature was brought down. She got a nice three hour nap. She is taking it well, but I wish she didn’t have to go through such rough bought.

Brenda Getting Some Much Needed Rest

Brenda is sick and getting some rest

Keep Brenda in your best wishes.

Valentine’s Day Party at School 2009

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Brenda’s School had a great Valentine’s Day party. They handed out valentines and had a big Valentine’s Day lunch.

Brenda's School's Calentine's Day Party

Valentine’s Day Preparations

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

I spent a little time filling out valentine for Brenda tonight. We got Disney princess valentines that came with lollipops. Brenda will give them out at her Valentine’s Day party at school in a couple day.

I am going to print out some Valentine’s Day coloring pages for her class to do. Here are some you can use.

Brenda Dressed As A Cupid

Brenda As A Cupid

Box of Valentine’s Day Chocolates

A box of Chocolates

Have A Happy Valentine’s Birthday

Brenda’s Alphabet Soup - B is for Brenda

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Brenda had some alphabet soup the other night and really enjoyed it. She helped me find the letters in her name and I put them together on her spoon. I think this is a great project for kids. You can spell all kinds of things too.

Brenda In Alphabet Soup Letters

Brenda Spelt In Alphabet Soup Letters

Brenda is learning her letters and there sounds better and better. One thing she has been saying a lot lately is B is for Brenda. If she sees a letter”B” she says quite happily, “B is for Brenda”. It is so cute.

Webkinz

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

If you haven’t heard of Webkinz where have you been. Created by Ganz these lovable cute stuffed animals come with a special code to give you access to an interactive website where you can take care of your virtual pet.

 Talk about being beat to the punch. I still hadn’t formed my idea completely, just that I wanted an interactive site for kids and wanted to sell stuffed animals of the characters of  it. I did think that the site could have extra content only accessible by codes that came with the dolls. I however would like every one to have some access to the site over all. That way everyone could enjoy and benefit from educational and recreational components of the website.

Appearently I am on to something. All Brenda’s cousins have a few Webkinz, and want more. I have already bought Brenda a few Webkinz dolls. She really loves them. Brenda is not old enough to play on the web yet, but she wants to I will start giving her access to the mouse and computer soon. I look forward to the days when Brenda can collaborate on Brenda’s Friends herself too.