Friday, December 21, 2012

Poem Claire read at Christmas program

Last night was Claire's Christmas program.  She did a great job with her best friend Bailey taking turns reading "My Christmas Cards" a poem by Jack Prelutsky.  Read the poem here.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Glen Rose Dinosaur Tracks

 This weekend, Daddy took us to Glen Rose to see dinosaur tracks.  Here's some pictures.
When we got home, I wanted to show Mama what the park looked like, so here's a diagram of the different sets of tracks.  Daddy was real proud of it because he said I did it right.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Water Cycle, by Claire

Top photo:  Cover, See the Water Cycle, by Claire
Chapter 1:  Water Cycle is when some water in a cup evaporates it goes in the clouds.  Oct. 25, 2012 Today it was chilly.
Chapter 2:  In the summer the lakes, seas, oceans, ponds, the water evaporates.  It goes down.  When it rains, water goes down into the lakes, seas, oceans, ponds, it fills it up.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Take Your Dad to School Day

A couple of Fridays ago, it was Take Your Dad to School Day.  It was fun.  Daddy had to go to the cafeteria after the spelling test.  The dads had to take a spelling test.  Daddy got 100.  He also wrote a summary story about robbers breaking into Mrs. Baylor's room.  That's all.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

A Summation

When I get home from school, I usually am tired and hungry.  Mama and I work on my homework and then I want to play.  I don't usually want to do my blog after all that.

Mama has realized that I speak more at dinner, so she takes notes then.

Here's a summary of some news from Mrs. Baylor's class in first grade at Bruce Shulkey Elementary:

  • Mrs. Baylor is such a great teacher!
  • Natalie lost a tooth today.
  • Zac broke his arm and I was the first to sign his cast.
  • It's more fun to do plusses with coins than counting in your head.
  • The first few weeks of first grade are boring because I know everything!
  • I love my class!
  • We hardly do any worksheets!  We just talk all the time.
  • I got in trouble for talking at lunch one day.
  • Today we had to sit at the Pre-K table because another class was in our seats so we had to sit at the Pre K table!  It made me so mad!
  • Yesterday the best part of my day was when I was out of school and I played with Baby Aurora.
  • You let Paul press a button and not me!  It's not fair!
  • One day when we played outside I played with Preston and I threw his shoe and I was playing with a stick.  I had to sit out part of my recess for that.
  • We had a lockdown drill this week.  We go hide between the time out desk.  We did a big quiz counting and putting things in order.

Here's a joke.  Why did the kid use a book for a lunch tray?
Because the school didn't have any lunch trays.  That's not too funny.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Terrible Tuesday

Today was terrible.  I thought I was getting two quarters for change  but I didn't get any change.  I just stood there waiting for my change from my ice cream and guess what?  Nothing.

There was a lot of talking in line.  I was talking some but then I stopped.

I wish I had $10 because I want to buy all the baby princesses since I love Baby Aurora so much.

Mrs. Price wanted to play Puff the Magic Dragon for music but she couldn't because someone had stepped on the CD and broken it.

I was on yellow and that means good day.

I'm going to read Paul the book, "Skunks Do More Than Stink."

Here's a joke:  Why did the boy bring the baseball bat to school?  Because the teacher told him to hit the books.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Back to school after Labor Day

Today I learned what an hourglass is.

I learned about some math.  I decorated my math journal and I put plus signs and minus signs and shapes and a pattern.  I put my numbers to 10.  I did a 10-frame and a graph and a kitten.  No, not a kitten.

I also learned science.  I looked at a book of scientists.  Flowers are part of science and thinking.  You gotta think.  Look, Paul, you gotta think.

I went to P.E.  We played Cat and Rat.  That's a really funny game.  One group lines up on one side and the other group lines up on the other side.  You get an animal or any toy and when they line up the person that tags it is the cat and the other group is the rat.

I'm prepared and I'm here to learn.  I am respectable and responsible.

Today at recess I played and saw Ivan touch a dead water bug.  He said it was asleep but it was really dead.  I showed it to Paul after school and it hadn't moved so I think it's dead.  Ivan says it's alive.

At lunch, Lola stuck her tongue out at me. I saw what color it was.  She ate some fruit snacks that changed the color of her tongue.  The strongest color was blue.

I talked to Bailey and asked her about did her backpack come with her matching water bottle holder and she said yes.

Here's a joke:
There was an old lady who swallowed a fly. I don't know why she swallowed a fly.  Perhaps she'll die.  Would you, could you catch a cow next?  She ate the air.  So instead, she just went to sleep dreaming about her getting ated.  That's my joke.  Funny?

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Score for Day Four

Tomorrow I have a spelling test.  It's going to be EASY!!

I love Ramen Noodles!  Are they expensive?

I like Sugar Dot. 

I got a 100 on saying the words and the letters and the sounds. 

We took a math test and it was EASY!!

We went to PE.  We played that game that I told you about yesterday.

I don't have any new friends because I'm friends with everyone in the class.

Can we play for five minutes before bathtime?  I'm done with my blog.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Tales of Day 3 in first grade

Today I brought home a list of 250 words, but don't really make me read them to you because they are too easy!

I got a big sticker on my shirt because I did a good job on my "All About Me" poster.

I went to music today.  We played a game.  It was me, 1, 2, 3, 4, Claire at the kitchen door, 5,6,7,8 Claire at the garden gate.  They don't mean the garden.  It was in another part of the world.  Garden means the lawn.  Claire at the lawn door.

The true song is 1234 Mary at the Kitchen Door, 5678, Mary at the garden gate.

Julie, my American Girl Doll, got her raspberry glasses in the mail today.

Today Mrs. Alvarez had half of her class sitting out at recess.  I don't think she has many kids this year.

I wrote a note to Julie.

I was the line leader again.  I was on yellow.  That's a good day.  We were going to go to great job, but Mrs. Baylor never moved our pins.

We have 24 kids in our class now.  I was thinking 34, but we have 24.

We didn't read a single book except in our little unit books.  We're on unit 1.  I don't know why I am on Unit 1.  There are some very smart kids in the class, so why do we have unit 1?

I liked my ravioli.  I kept eating it and eating it.  The only thing I liked was sunflower seeds, bunnies, ravioli, and that's it.  Oh yeah, my yogurt.  (That's her entire lunch.)

I don't have any new friends except D.  I don't know how to say it. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Day 2 Tales of a First Grader

I love Mrs. Baylor.  She is such a good teacher.

I did not like those corn dogs you made me for lunch.  Yuck!

I have spelling words.  They are:  "I, see, a, green, boy, up, the, in, out, go."

Did you know I will have a spelling test every Friday?

Here's a paper about how to pick me up from school.  You don't need it because you already know all that stuff.

Am I writing my numbers correctly?  Is my 3 right?  (Yes.)

Guess what?  I will be doing science.  I didn't even know I was old enough for that!

I was going to show you something but then I remembered today is the last day you get to walk me to my classroom.  It's my first day of school poster.  Darn it!

They really should have had meet the teacher and open house on the same night.

Wowwww!  I love strawberries!!

Now I'm going to write my spelling words three times each.

The only fun part of today was recess.  The funny part of recess was that instead of Lola being my mommy for me to be a puppy was that Alanii was or Bailey was.  The part I liked was that I got to be their baby.

The not fun part about today was that I didn't get to finish my All About Bruce Shulkey First Day of First Grade packet. 

I did go down one color because the girls started a conversation at recess and we finished the conversation in the hallway.  Yesterday I was at the front of the line but today Diego was.  It goes in alphabetical order. 

At PE today, this is what we did.  Say that you are a big giant circle and so a poly spot is right there.  If you are in khaki pants you go run to another spot, but if you run to the middle and touch a poly spot you are stuck there until you have something on that she calls out.  I don't know what the game is called.


Monday, August 27, 2012

First Day Report

Today was my first day of first grade.  I got homework.  Can I go ahead and do my homework?  Today was too easy.

I only learned one thing today.  I learned to make the numbers I write face left or right.  In my folder there is a side for parents and a side for me.  I have to learn all those math problems.  It looks hard.

FYI you don't have to do this, but you can, help with the PTA.  Duh!  You already do.

What did you like about today?
I liked learning where we sit.  We have line order and alphabet order and I'm the leader.  I liked the whole day.  I also need to finish my All About Me poster.

What did you not like about today?
I liked everything today and I was on red today.  Red is good.  There are different colors.  White is call your parents.  Red is outstanding.  We start from ready to learn, then black, then yellow...I was on black today.  Black is very good.

Yes, I got to talk with all my friends.  I didn't know I was rolling my eyes.

I didn't really like my lunch.  I didn't like the sandwich.  I liked the chocolate chip cookies, but I didn't finish them.

I read my whole lunch note, but it wasn't really funny.

That's all for today.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

First Grade Starts Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is my first day of first grade.  I will have Mrs. Baylor. 

1. What think first grade will be like?
I think it will be easy and fun.  I will get lunch and other things later than they do in kindergarten.

2.  What do you think about your teacher?
I know she's nice.  She's smart.  She's the gifted and talented teacher.

3.  What friends are you looking forward to seeing?
My friends in the F-club from last year. (friendship club) All the friends.  Natalie, Elaine, Lola, Bailey, Alanii, Nitzia, and the rest.

4.  What was your favorite part of summer?
Doing Tail-Wagging Tutors at the downtown library.  (Claire read books to specially trained therapy dogs.)

5.  What do you hope you will learn about this year?
Learn about? I already know lots of things that I'm going to learn, like math, art, science, how to plant things.  Maybe I'll get to water the plants we grew.

6. How are you different this year than the beginning of kindergarten?
I'm better at things.  I'm going to meet newer friends.  I'm so glad.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

I got some awards!

We had an awards ceremony on the last week of school.  Here are some pictures and copies of my awards.

I am an All-American girl!  It says so right here!
Here I am in line waiting to get my awards.  Mama took a picture of me getting the awards, but unfortunately the lighting was bad and the picture is mostly black.

Of course I am also an excellent musician.
If you read my blog, you also know I'm an excellent artist.  This proves it.
Here I am with Paul, Mama, and Mrs. Alvarez, the best kindergarten teacher.  I don't want to go to first grade because I love Mrs. Alvarez so much.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Letters to Disney

My mom saw on Pinterest that if you write a Disney character, they will send you an autographed picture.  Here are my letters.

I decided to write several princesses.

This is Paul's.  He wrote Woody.

We did get a postcard in the mail the other day.  Unfortunately it wasn't from the characters I wrote letters to, but it was still fun getting a postcard.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Catching Up

Last week we went on a field trip.  We just went to a church and saw Green Eggs and Ham.

This week I went in a hamster ball because I sold a lot of chocolate. 

Yesterday at school I threw a pie at Mr. Gooch.

We're going to do a play.  We didn't do it yet.  We're going to sing songs and dance in the gym.  Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes, the Animal Walk, do the Cha-Cha Slide, and do the Chicken Dance.

I want breakfast!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Claire throws a pie.

Because she sold 4 boxes of chocolate bars, Claire got to throw a pie at a kindergarten teacher.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I'm gifted!

Yesterday Mama and Daddy got a letter from the school that said I'm gifted and talented.  They said that means I will be in the smart class for next year and some other years.

Mama decided you needed to see some of my artwork for the past few days.  Enjoy!
The picture here said my favorite songs on the Wii are Lolly Pop Lolly Pop, Five Little Monkeys, Gummy Bears song on the Wii at Stacy and Matt's  house.

This one says I like to rock and roll in the sun.

 This one is sideways, I don't know why.  Mama said it was funny because I spelled town like this "taown."  She said something about syllables.

This is a Mexican Sun Dial.  I don't know why Mama put it sideways.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Catching Up with Pictures

Lots has been happening that Mama hasn't had time to type, even though I've been talking her ears off about the events of my day.  Here I am at the medal ceremony for the Reading Olympics.  I'm posing with Lola, Bailey, and Mrs. Galban.  Paul is hiding in the background.  I got a gold medal.

Here I am with my bestest teacher, Mrs. Alvarez!

Here I am with Mama on top of the ferris wheel at the Fort Worth Stock Show.  Notice our cute hats!

Here I am riding Kansas City, at Thomas' awesome party.

Daddy took me to the Daddy-Daughter Dance in Grapevine.  That's not really a Barbie in the box.  It's me!

Daddy and I were in a limo.  Like my face?

Daddy and I built a Lego tower that was as tall as Paul!  Paul would have helped, but him and Mommy were taking a nap.

Paul and I are just looking cute here.

This is me and Joby at the Valentine's party.  Joby is a rock star because he makes me laugh.

Here's Diego.  Mama helps teach him.

Here's my BFF Bailey and Nina.  Guess what Nina's last name is?  Boyett!  No e!

Lola was pretending to be a chipmunk with all the food in her cheeks.  Davyon is being silly, too.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

New Student

We got a new student.  He doesn't know any English or Spanish.  We don't know where he is from.  Today it was kind of silly because he put on his backpack to go outside for recess.  I guess he is totally confused.

I've got 13 chocolate bars left.  It's the World's Finest Chocolate.

I eat a lot of junk food.  After dinner sometimes I have one cookie, so that is junk food.  We are not supposed to eat junk food for three days for PE.  We get a certificate.

We went to music today and watched Little Einstein.  You disturbed me from my job of reading stories.  That's what I'm going to grow up to do.  I love to read, and talk, and do chit chatting.

I was sad at school today.  I told Lola she should have stopped in the hall because I got in trouble with my mom for running away. 

The new kid cried all day.

Everything at school makes me feel smart.  I'm always smart.  I know every single thing at school.  I'm telling you, look how smart I am.  I did two word family rhyming papers. 

Can I please buy one candy bar?  I do have three dollars and I want to have one so I can get something at Dollar Tree.  Please!  That way I can get done with it.

Are you writing that?  Can I buy a real candy bar from the World's Finest Chocolate?  Okay, I'm going to go do that if I have $3!  I'm going to buy a World's Finest Chocolate Bar!

It was exciting to watch Little Einstein in my music class.  Can I eat this right now?  Yes!!!

(Claire's mother notes that it is odd that the PE campaign against junk food is at the same exact time the chocolate fundraiser is going on.)

We counted to 16 and 20 in math today I think.

Paul, do you want to buy some of World's Finest Chocolate?  Sorry.  You only have one dollar.  Paul thinks that's enough, but it's not.

My best friends are Lola, Elaine, and Matthew, and Bailey.  I'm kind of friends with Ivan.

I'm a little friends with the annoying one and with the other one.

Here's a joke:

Chocolate, bocolate, World's finest Lockolate, snakelet.  Hehehehe. Write snakelet two times.

Friday, January 27, 2012


Today is Friday.  I'm selling the World's Finest Chocolate.  It's $2 a bar.

When you sell four boxes, you can get a pie and put it on Mr. Gooch's face. 

The money is for the school.  I wish you knew.  They are going to buy computers with it.

I just read a bunch of Biscuit books.  I read Biscuit and the Box, Biscuit's Trick, Biscuit and Sam, Biscuit and the Nest, Biscuit and the Frog, and Biscuit and the Duck.

Superman!  What's in the sky?  Is it a bird?  An airplane?  No!  It's Superman!

I'm training Sugar.  I'm training him to sit.  Sugar Dot! come on!  Let's train you!

We had a Reading Olympics.  I won a gold medal. I read a lot of books. 

Doing stations made me happy this week.  We've been testing but now we're done.

A boy brought a knife to school.  It was a little one; like a toy.  He kept calling it a stick.

Here's a joke:

Baby laby gaby maybe.

Friday, January 6, 2012

I'm painting my nails

Today we did the chacha in PE and it says, "Get Falky."  I like it when it says that.

This is my secret beauty box.  I've got my nail polish in it.

I'm making a feather barrette like Lola had today.  I know how to make it.

Paul, boys aren't really supposed to paint their nails, but we're letting you because you want to.

We drew a map of the classroom.  We're trying to put everything in the classroom.  I'm going to put these feathers together and make a barrette.

At recess we played at the park.  We played Frisbee and a boy threw the Frisbee over the fence and before that the boys were not sharing the Frisbee.  They said, "This is only for boys" and I said, "Not it isn't."

We heard the Biggest Snowman Ever.  It's just like the Biggest Apple Ever. 

That's pretty much it.  We read a math book.

Here's a joke:  SugarDot, LugarDot, BoogerDot Lugardot Blew Lalalalalalalala Leleleleleleleeeeeeeee!  The lizard we caught is gone.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Dushin Beaver

Today a girl told me about Dushin Beaver (Justin Bieber) but I think she was making it up.  She also told me that there were a lot of homeless kids that lived 58 miles away and that they needed food.  One boy said he was going to give them bananas, but I told him that wasn't a good idea because bananas get icky too fast.

I have an ear infection, but I feel fantastic!  I hate that medicine.

I went to station 8.  I did the ABCs and rhyming, which I know both.  I know everything I am doing in school.  I need to pass kindergarten.  I would just go to first grade.  You know that's where I would go.  That's what Morgan (cousin) said.

I am starving.

Lola got a surprise after school today, so did you get me a surprise?  No?  Why not?  You should have.

Lola's mother said her mother said she can go to Rosa's Cafe, so we're going to have a taco chit chat party.  That's what she said.  I used the word chit-chat!

If you don't give me anything to eat, I am going to starve to death.  (Reporter now is going to feed Claire.)