I love that the kids’ teachers tweet photos of their daily adventures, below are the ones that include Raine or Carter. Mrs. Schultz dropped off Twitter around the end of October, so I don’t have as many photos of Carter as I do of Raine, hopefully she starts back up soon.
October 14 – Carter smelling a brand-new book during story time with Mrs. Kessel, the librarian.
October 16 – Kindergarten fire safety day (Carter is right behind the fireman’s left shoulder)
October 19 – Raine completed her passion project this week — she studied caterpillars.
October 21 – Dr. Booklove taught the kindergartners how to care for books (Carter is the blur on the right side)
October 26 – Raine is second from the right on the back row
October 27 – Raine is in the middle of the back row, in her mis-matched purple polk-dot outfit
October 29 – Raine and Zoe in their pajamas during red ribbon week
October 30 – Raine listening to Mrs. Marshall talk about resolving conflict
November 3 – Robby, Jules, Raine, and Mackenzie
November 4 – Raine and Zoe in the middle left photo
November 10 – I had lunch with Raine (and Zoe). On November 11, I had lunch with Carter but forgot to take a picture.
November 10 – Robby, Jules, Maddy, Raine
HERE is a PDF copy of a story that Raine wrote for school a couple weeks ago (I typed the story below, but it doesn’t have the same feel without Raine’s handwriting and typos). I really enjoyed her imaginative little adventure, even if it is a tad disjointed! I can imagine what a fantastic adventure it was in her little mind. Someday, hopefully, her writing skills will develop to a point where she can sufficiently describe the images in her head because I’m certain they are quite impressive.
Raine’s Big Adventure
One day Raine was walking in the forest behind her house when a strange noise stopped her. She followed the sound till it stopped. She looked around and got an idea! A very good idea. She snuck away tree to tree till she heard it again then she kept going till she saw it. An old music player laying on the forest floor stopping and playing softly. So she closed her eyes for a moment. A dust whirled around her eyes. When she opened her eyes she found herself standing in a castle full of gold. Raine wandered around the castle. Then a unicorn flew down from the ceiling and started tossing her mane. Raine edged closer to the frightened animal. She reached out her hand and tried to calm the frightened animal. The unicorn looked at Raine with big brown eyes and slowly lowered her head. Raine climbed on its back. The unicorn took her to a door and nudged Raine’s leg. Raine opened her eyes and found she had a day dream back to her house.
As long as I’m posting Raine’s compositions, here is her essay for the “Mayor for a Day” contest. She spent weeks thinking about the things that she would change and I was committed to not influencing her in any way. As you can see, these are definitely her own 7-year-old thinking!
Mayor for a Day
If I was Mayor for a day, I would get the police faster cars to get to emergencies. It would be a good idea because some people have really valuable things getting stolen. When police miss the robbers, the people don’t get their stuff back.
The next thing I would do is announce that everyone should pay at least one extra dollar for the poor. Then we would have less people dying from starvation in Colleyville. It is important because we want Colleyville to stay friendly.
The last thing I would do to make Colleyville a better place is tell everyone to brush their teeth and don’t eat extra sugar. That way, the government does not have to pay extra to rebuild things bigger. That costs money and wastes trees, making Colleyville less beautiful. We want Colleyville to stay beautiful.
Those are the changes that I would make if I was Mayor.