August 21

Violin Lessons

Last Friday, I saw a note in my 3rd graders folder. It is an invitation about learning how to play String instruments preferably Violin, Viola, and Cello. I asked my child if he wanted to learn to play those instruments, he said that he is interested in learning the Violin, but I was not sure about this cause he might just get bored and quit later on. I was hoping for a guitar lesson or maybe Piano but it was not in the choices. I guess I will just have to pass on this one, and find something that would really interest him and have some fun learning. I don’t think he will last learning the Violin lesson and Violins are not cheap. Maybe I will just get him a guitar one day and see if he likes it. He might really like it and want to play in a band and soon will purchase accessories such as  classic wireless midi at musician’s friend .

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August 20

School Open House

 I wanted to share to everyone today is when my kids and I went to the school for the open house on the first week of Aug. On the open house, we got the chanced to see the whole school, roamed around the hallway, and locate Jian’s 3rd grade classroom. Teachers were not present that day and the classrooms were closed, so we just walked around the hallway and get Jian familiarized the location of his new classroom which is not hard to find because it is just across from his old classroom. So we have no problem of him getting to his room on his first day of school and finding the restroom cause he knows it already. We had fun looking around and peeking thru the glass door of his room imagining him seated on one of the chairs listening to his teacher. I was excited and so does JJ. My little was excited to go to school too but he can’t yet this year.

Anyhow, we explore every corner of the school, even in the 5th and 6th grade area. We look inside the gym and the cafeteria too, and inside the cafeteria I saw this cool big sign below which is a very good reminder for all the kids about bullying. Isn’t it cool?

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And below is the school logo TEAMS and what it stands for.

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My son is very proud to go to school here. Last year he had no troubles. I hope this coming school year he will have fun learning and making friends.

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August 11

Preparing for the coming school year

School starts at the end of August here in the East Coast. I bet the teachers and other school staff members are busy  preparing for the coming school year, making sure that every thing is ready before school starts. I am pretty sure they are also checking the school building if there is something that need to repair and replace so that the students will be safe and comfortable with their environment. Not only the classrooms but also the kitchen like the kitchen cabinet knobs , hooks, and other accessories that are needed to be replace. It is important to check everything, so nothing will go wrong on the first day of school.

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August 11

Letter from School

The other day, I received a letter from the school reminding me of the Open House which will be this coming Tuesday, and also some information about the bus number, and Jian’s 3rd grade teacher and his room. Upon receiving this mail, it got me so excited. My 3rd grader got so excited to in returning to school, to see his friends again, and riding the school bus. I told my hubby about the open house and he wanted to go as well and see the school for the first time. Yes, he haven’t been to this school yet, it was always me who go every time there is a special event. Nothing important though that he needed his presence, but it sure nice that he would be there just one time to show support for our schooler. Now that JJ is in 3rd grade, he sure need Steve’s support in order for him to feel motivated to study.

Anyway, how about you? Do you have a schooler too? I bet he/she is excited to go to school.

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August 3

Best Way To Memorize

They say that the best way to memorize important words is to sing it. That is definitely true because I did this when I was still studying in college. Science has so many words that need to memorize and the only way to remember it is to sing it. To help me relax and focus on my studies, I usually pump up the volume of the stereo and sing the words from the book to the tune that I am listening to. Trust me it does really work. But first you need to have an exciting alto speakers at musicians friend for better quality sound of music so that it will not hurt your ears when you listen to your favorite songs.

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