Thursday, January 11, 2007

A couple little blurbs

*Now that I'm working on my class, my blogging time has been cut drastically. Agh! The sacrifices I'm making to try to finish this degree. (Ha--if that's the biggest sacrifice I'm making, I'm doing pretty well.) A few more details on my class: I'm just taking one class right now. It's a 1 credit class called Student Development 100. Yea, I was required to take it before starting on any of my other classes. It has been better than I thought it would be so far. The first section was all about the Aims of a BYU education. Very interesting and inspiring. I think I should've known some of these things when I was a full-time student there. Talked a lot about how the overall goal of BYU is to help students attain eternal life and how teachers are expected to teach by the Spirit. The second section, which I just finished today was about effective learning--how to get the most of your reading, test taking strategies, etc. I took my second graded assignment today and got a B. I wasn't thrilled about it, but am not bummed about it, either. (I guess I'm like Jonas on the basketball court, right, Ang?) It talked a lot about Bloom's Taxonomy--different levels of learning. 4 of the 5 questions I missed on the test were in that section. I guess it didn't sink in for me. Oops.

*Whitney's big present for Christmas was a new bike. And one of the bonuses of living in NC is that she could actually ride it on the day she opened it! :) Without a jacket, nonetheless.

Her hair could use a little help.
She was a natural bike rider, though.
We had so much fun riding up and
down the little hill by our house.

Brandon enjoyed it, too.

*Speaking of Brandon, he's having a hard time adjusting to being back in school. He got sad faces on his behavior calendar both yesterday and today for acting crazy while they're in line to go different places in the school. Hoping this is a short-lived phase.

*Whitney is also in the midst of potty training again. We had completely given up for a while, but I decided it's time again. She had 2 accidents Monday and 2 accidents Tuesday, but has done well yesterday and today. I put her in Pull-ups to leave the house. I'm not ready to deal with public accidents. And she wets in them sometimes, but will sometimes go in the potty, too. I feel like we're still a ways from being done, but are making progress.

Brandon just got home and had a HAPPY FACE today. Yippee! Let's hope it lasts.


Amy said...

I'm glad Brandon got a happy face today. I guess there weren't any other teachers that caught him turning circles while in line. (-:

Grandpa Hiatt said...

I can't resist asking "Where is that helmet going with that pretty girl?"

Angela Hallstrom said...

Love that picture of Whit! Ethan has had the equivalent of 5th grader sad faces a couple of times since coming back, too--once, for "talking too much" (who, Ethan??? :-) and one for eating a piece of chocolate in class (he said he started eating it at the end of recess and didn't have time to finish chewing and swallowing before walking into class. Hmmmm . . . ) :-)

Laurie said...

This is very exciting that you are going to finish your degree. Yippee for you!

Good luck with potty training. I hope you are having a happy week. Your happiness is contagious and very inspiring to me!

Mom Sweat said...

Thanks for the great updates, so glad it ended on a "Happy Face" note - it looks like spring in N.C. - we're in the middle of single-digit freezing weather here in Utah and it took me about 50 minutes to drive home from work tonight because the roads were slow-going with the freezing and because I didn't leave work until after 6:00 p.m. and that's never a good sign for the commute home!
Thanks as usual for your blog.
Mom Sweat

Sandy said...

Yay for the happy face! Love the bike picks...Heather has the same helmet...will the eerie similarities never end??!!