Thursday, October 17, 2013

new American hero

I've been volunteering in Makili's class.  This week, the teacher was having them use coins to add up to various numbers.  She pointed out that the quarter and the nickel look alike and some students have trouble with that.  Makili raises his hand and points out, well, the quarter had George Washington.  The teacher asked if he knew was on the nickel - he didn't: Thomas Jefferson.  Then she started talking about the penny.  Makili raised his hand and said he knew who was on the penny: "Michaelham Lincoln."  Awesome.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Another bike race

 It was take your kid mountain biking last weekend!  We had a great time and it culminated with a bike race.  Remick missed his age group's race, and joined the 6 & 7 year olds.  Makili was so proud that he won his heat, BUT the kid who was originally in first fell off of his bike.  It was a sweet moment in the car when Makili sadly admitted, "maybe I should have stopped and helped him."  (I credit Lightning McQueen with that sentiment.)  In the finals for his age group he won third, won a bike light, and got to be on the "podium!"  He was so excited!