Saturday, February 27, 2010

our kid is a genius

Claire had an annual evaluation from Parents As Teachers last week. Our representative, Ms. Karin, whom we love for numerous reasons - one of them being her adorable son Jack who is also in Claire's preschool class, came over to go over the results. I don't have the paperwork in front of me, but if I did I'm sure it says somewhere "Claire is a friggin' genius. Officially." And Mike and I are like "DUH!" :)

She scored at the 6 year range in language and speech! 5 year range for object comprehension (or something like that) She was the only kid that Ms. Karin answered correctly what the picture of a thermometer was AND said it properly!

I didn't realize how quickly my child was learning, she is really smart. We've been writing letter and doing sounds together and she know ALL of her letters. She can write them and knows their names (we're still working on all the sounds. everything usually says "bah or keh". I taught her fun little tricks about C and G, M and W and R and P because those pesky letters can be tricky!

I'm beaming with joy for my little brainiac.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

identity crisis

As I was dropping Claire off at preschool this morning she said hi to one of her classmates Noah. I remembered there being another Noah in her class and asked which one that was. She said "There's Noah and Noah Finn. That was Noah". I asked her how she knew the difference? She said "Because they're two different people." (Duh mom!) I said - but how can you tell them apart? and she goes "They're like Sami and Jack. They don't match." !!!!!

I thought that was so cute! and made perfect sense!

On a sour note - I got a call from Cindy this morning that she knocked her teeth on a bookshelf and school. Mike and Cindy had to take her to Mike's dentist because she was complaining that they hurt and her two front teeth were loose. Thankfully the dentist said she'll be fine and she has no trauma to the area. He also noted that Claire obviously takes very good care of her teeth! Mike is so proud :)