Sunday, August 9, 2009

Getting in Gear!

Hello Fitzmorris Falcons!

I'm not quite ready to say "Welcome Back to School," but I'm starting to feel summer vacation wind to a close. Our entire family is trying to go to bed sooner, wake up earlier, and appreciate every minute of our remaining vacation time. Somehow, knowing it will all end soon makes it so much more precious.

Peter has been reading a lot of science fiction and fantasy books, looking for the best one to introduce to his 8th graders. I just finished one of his recommendations... Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. Today, during the heat of the day, I hid out in my room for 4 hours so I could finish the book!

My daughters have been playing Spore on the computer. I've gotten attached to this game, too. When they aren't designing creatures they have been doing a lot of art (glue guns ROCK!). They've also be rereading The Lightening Thief series of books and the Harry Potter series.

I've been planning on having the girls review some of their math skills by visiting some of the websites on this blog. We've all become a bit rusty remembering our multiplication combinations, and being able to say "42" when you hear 7 x 6 would be a great way to start the academic year.

I look forward to reconnecting with all of my previous 4th graders and meeting my new classroom companions for the 2009-2010 school year!

Until then,
7 x 9=
8 X 4=
3 x 7=
:) Fondly,
Mrs. Hovinen

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