Aidan at Beach

Aidan at Beach

Monday, November 12, 2012

Smarty Pants Hockey Player

Another busy week has passed us by. 

Aidan was off school Monday and Tuesday due to Quarter break and Election Day.  He spent the entire day,both days, at Winwood.  I like to avoid that, if possible--it is an additional $25.00 per day on top of what we already pay--but Pat had plans, so off to Winwood Aidan went.

On Wedesday, I picked Aidan up and took him out to dinner, just the two of us.  It wasn't planned that way, but it was kind of nice to be waited on and have that time to just talk with my son.  He's really got a great sense of humor.  In his backpack that day, there were two assessment reports--not the report card, which should be coming home this week.  The assessments were on First and Second Quarter sight words.  

On the first page, Aidan had written all 33 of the First Quarter sight words.  The teacher had read them off and the children had to write them down.  Aidan got all 33 correct!!

On the secnd page, Aidan had written all 35 of the Second Quarter sight words.  This was a pre-assessment.  The children hadn't acually been give the words yet.  They received them at the end of the day.  Again, the teacher had read them off and the children had to write them down.  Aidan got 25 out of the 35 correct!!!  Way to go Aidan!!!

The other homework that came home was a project on disguisng Tom Turkey and then writing a story about it as a family.  The suggestions were to disguise the turkey as a cheerleader, doctor, rock star or something like that.  Aidan decided to disguis his as a Christmas Duck.  He will be flying south for the winter and hiding out at verious ponds to avoid detection. . .I don't know where he gets this stuff. . .

In sports news, Aidan was given the goalie pads and stick last week because this week was his turn as goalie on the team.  We practiced every day for at least a half an hour.  I had him blocking lots of shots with his pads, stick and even catching it with his glove.  He was really getting good at following the puck.  At practice Friday night, he learned how to follow the puck when it went behind the net and to fall on it when he needed to.  He was ready for the game.  We practiced some more on Saturday, learning how to become the Beast and eat pucks, and then Sunday we were off to the rink to get him into his gear and to "watch" him play his game. 

Aidan made lots of saves: pad, stick and glove.  He was really doing well.  The goals scored were mostly by these two really really big guys--see them in the first and third pictures above???  I swear they were twice Aidan's size and probably turn nine on January 1st--thus making the cut off to stay in Mites by one day! 

Meanwhile, my little six year old stood firm and, with lots of help from his team, won the game!!!  Woo Hoo!!!  Go Wolves!!!  And this was the scene at the end of the game:

If you look closely, you can see the white goalie stick in the center.  That's Aidan.

(Author's disclaimer: I did not take these pictures nor did I se a lot of these things happen because my hands were over my face most of the time.  : )  )

I was very glad to pass the goalie pads and stick on to the next little boy and his family. . .

That's about it.  This week we are spending some time getting ready for Thanksiving, a special lady's birthday and going out and finally replacing Pat's almost unsuable Droid phone.

Have a great week!

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