Beach Time with Aunt Janet

Ben and I kicked off our long 4th of July holiday by visiting Aunt Janet. The weather was absolutely gorgeous for the beach. We went to Fairfield Beach the first day and Norwalk Beach on the second day. We also got to see a really nice sunset at non other than Sunset Grill.

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2nd Grade No More, Here Comes 3rd Grade

Today was the last day of school, and we are so proud of what Ben accomplished with Mrs. DeMerchant. For a kid that complained almost everyday about going to school, he not only got fantastic grades, he had perfect attendance. Congratulations Ben. We know you will conquer 3rd grade too!!

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Closing out 2nd Grade

Today was Ben’s 2nd grade end of the year class party. Each of the kids did an acrostic poem presentation about an important civil rights leader, and Ben’s group had Martin Luther King. After that, each child shared their writing portfolios with their parents. This portfolio included all their writings from the entire year and Ben was able to highlight his favorite piece of writing (Captain Underpants), something he can do well or had improved upon (a postcard), a sample story map (about Halloween), and so much more.

The kids also enjoyed pizza and ice cream, as well as a few other games and activities. One of the activities was to highlight what they wanted to do this summer.

We are so proud of what Ben accomplished this year with Mrs. DeMerchant. We will miss her very much.

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Here’s the video of Ben’s group reading their Martin Luther King acrostic poem….

Here’s Ben reading about what super power he would like if he was a superhero….

Here’s Ben explaining and reading his favorite writing of the year about Captain Underpants….

And here’s Mrs. DeMerchant’s slideshow of the year….

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Cherishing the School Projects

Ben gave some really cool Father’s Day gifts this year, but I really cherish these school projects. They really come from the heart and they will be awesome to look back on.

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Fishing at Six Mile Waterworks

With Father’s Day being today, I thought it would be a great opporunity to take Ben fishing for the first time. I hadn’t been fishing in over 35 years so you might as well consider it my first time as I felt like a fish out of water (no pun intended). We went with the Strano’s and it was Val and Shayne’s first time too.

Unfortunately we didn’t catch any fish and I don’t think anyone else at Six Mile Waterworks did either LOL. However, Val caught what appeared to a comb from the 80s LOL again.

Overall, it was a great 1st day getting acclimated with the pole so we will be ready for those fish next time around.

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