When Chase got to Nanaw's house on Friday morning, Nanaw had everything all ready for him to study the Journeys story for today's test, "Pop's Bridge." Chase did a good job of studying and Nanaw hoped that he would do well on the test. Later in the morning, Nanaw took Charlie to the vet for his annual check-up. The vet says he's overweight and needs to lose weight. Nanaw's not sure how she's going to help him do that but she'll figure something out. When Nanaw picked Chase up from school, he said he got a two on his Journeys test. He missed one of the reading comprehension questions (one that he definitely knew the answer to) and two of the vocabulary questions. He told Nanaw, "But at least I didn't get a 1." Nanaw took Chase to the little library park, which made him very happy. Both Brady and Andrew were there, which made him even happier. He had lots of fun playing with them, and they stayed longer than usual. On the way home, Chase played with Nanaw's phone. Then when they got to Nanaw's house, he still played with the phone. Nanaw is really looking forward to Chase's sleepover tomorrow night --they'll have lots of fun.
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Chase read another book for Accelerated Reading and got another 100% on Thursday. That means he moves to the 3.3 reading level. He was so excited when he told Nanaw about it when she picked Chase up from school. As a special treat, they went to the little library park after school. Brady and Andrew weren't there -- they had other things to do. But Audrey was there. It was good to see her, her mother, her sister Vivian, her sister Grace and her brother Teddy. Nanaw had also bought another hedgehog at Dollar Tree for Chase, and she gave to him as his prize for moving to another reading level. Mama discovered that Chase didn't bring his Journeys reading book home with him. He has a test tomorrow on one of the Journeys stories and no way to study for the test. Mama found some vocabulary words for him to study. Nanaw found the story and the reading comprehension questions and printed them out so Chase can study Friday morning before school.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
When Nanaw picked Chase up from school, he said, "Something amazing happened today." Then he told her he took one of the Accelerated Reading tests and got a 100%. Then he said he took another one and he got another 100%. He was so happy and proud about his scores. Chase didn't ask to go to the little library park after school because he knew that Brady and Andrew weren't going to be there -- they had other things they had to do. Nanaw told Chase that when they got home, they were going to do his homework because Mama was going to Auntie LaLa's house after she finished work. Plus, Chase had baseball practice tonight. First, Chase and Nanaw did his 15 minutes of Accelerated Reading. The book was titled "Friends" and was about Charlie Rooster, Johnny Mouse and fat Percy (a pig). Chase had fun messing with the timer, pausing it when he was eating carrots and couldn't read. It was very funny. In the 15 minutes, he managed to read the book 2 1/2 times. Next, he had to write his 20 spelling words three times each. Nanaw checked over the paper and found that for several of the words, he hadn't written them three times so she had him fix them.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Chase had a science test today so Mama helped him study last night. She said it didn't go well, that he didn't seem to know much about what was going to be on test. She asked Nanaw to go over the material before school on Tuesday morning so she did. Chase did better so Nanaw had high hopes for his performance on the test. As she was waiting for Chase to come out of school, Nanaw talked to Cole and Connor's moms. They're going through the same thing that Mama and Nanaw are with Chase. They're thinking that third grade is much harder than second grade. They wish the teacher would communicate more with the parents about homework and tests. They wish their boys would be better about listening to the teacher and paying attention in class. When Nanaw asked Chase how he did on his science test, he said he didn't know yet but that he didn't think he got an F. Then a few minutes later, he said that maybe he got an A+. Quite a range! Chase also remembered to bring his reading book home from school so Nanaw took him to the park to play with Brady and Andrew. At the park, Nanaw talked to Andrew's mother, and she was having the same problems and concerns as Mama, Nanaw and Cole and Connor's moms. Chase had a good time playing at the park. He sort of didn't want to leave again, but this time he didn't make a big deal out of it.
Monday, September 14, 2020
Nanaw was very happy to get all of the things done with Chase Monday morning: She put antibiotic cream on his many chigger bites, made sure he brushed his teeth, got his breakfast for him, and fixed his water bottle. He chose his pizza mask to wear today. After school, Chase wanted to go to the little library park to play with Brady but Nanaw wanted to go home. At home, Chase told Nanaw about Ethan and AJ and their pretend tattoos. They gave Chase a shark tattoo with a washable marker. Chase decided that he would have a tattoo company. He made a sheet of sample tattoos and some paper money -- dollars and coins. (He had Nanaw cut out the coins, of course.) Mama was helping Chase study for his science test tomorrow, and she said he didn't seem to know much of the material. She asked him what he was doing when the teacher was talking about science, and he said maybe playing with his pencils. Nanaw and Mama are going to try to teach Chase how to take notes about the what the teacher is saying about science and other subjects. Nanaw asked Mama if she thinks Chase has attention deficit disorder, and Mama doesn't think so. She says he can pay attention if it's something he's interested in. Nanaw will see if she can help Chase learn how to concentrate on what his teachers are trying to teach him.
Sunday, September 13, 2020
On Sunday morning, Nanaw got a notification from Amazon that the Dog Man: Grime and Punishment book had been delivered, a day early. They sent the first picture below. Nanaw texted Mama to ask her to tell Chase the book had arrived. Nanaw found the keys to the little house in the bag with her power things m-- Nanaw is very happy to found the keys. It was Grandparents Day today so Mama made pot roast for dinner and invited Nanaw. Chase made Nanaw a card -- it was very sweet and cute. Nanaw gave Chase the Dog Man book, and he was very excited about it. He ate lots of pot roast, potatoes and carrots and so did Nanaw. It was delicious. After dinner, Chase and Nanaw went out to Nanaw's car so she could have him test out the new hand sanitizer with a hand pump and to get the walk-talkies so they could test them out. Chase liked the sanitizer pump and said it smelled like what they had at church. (It turns out that Chase and Daddy went to church today; Mama said Chase was excited about getting to take communion.) Today was Sam's 10th birthday, and Nanaw suggested that as a birthday treat, they take him for a bonus walk, so that's what they did, and they got Chase to accompany them. Nanaw forgot to take any pictures of Chase so she asked Mama to take one. She sent one that is the second picture below. Chase also asked Mama to give Nanaw an apology for his mean comment about wishing there was no Grandparents Day so he didn't have to go outside with Nanaw to the recycling bin with th box from the Dog Man book. Nanw left without kissing Chase good-bye for saying that mean thing, But when Mama texted, Nanaw texted back that she accepted Chase's apology and loves him very much.
Saturday, September 12, 2020
Mama brought Chase over to Nanaw's house on Saturday morning while she went to Schnuck's to do her weekly grocery shopping. Chase and Nanaw read a chapter in the Uncle Clem book. Chase brought his stuffed animals along so they joined in the reading session, along with Nanaw's hedgehogs, Fluffy Junior and the two pups. Chase had chocolate milk and applesauce as snacks. After their reading session, Chase and Nanaw went to play on their computers. Chase was all excited because the Roblox Piggy game was going to have an update in a few days. Then Nanaw remembered that a new Dog Man book was scheduled to come out in September. So Nanaw looked it u p on Amazon and saw that it was released on September 1. Nanaw told Chase she would ask Mama if it would okay if she bought Dog Man: Grime and Punishment for Chase. When Mama came to pick Chase up, Nanaw asked her, and Mama said yes so Nanaw ordered it. Mama was making mostacciolli for dinner with Aunt Becca and Uncle Stan on Saturday evening. She got Nanaw's updated, real recipe with all of Nanaw's secrets. After dinner, she texted Mama that the mostacciolli was a great success and almost as good as Nanaw's. Aunt Becca made a cherry limeade frozen drink for Chase, and he really liked it. Mama ordered a Magic Bullet baby blender from Amazon so she can make frozen drinks for her and Chase and shakes for Daddy. The Magic Bullet is supposed to arrive Monday.