Friday, October 16, 2015

Gymnastics #3 {Tricks 4 Treats}

I feel like I need a mommy confession. I had a bad week prior to this meet. I was very emotional and distracted and I firmly believe it rubbed off. Miss E will say that the decorations for Halloween messed her up. Who really knows. We all know that you have good days and bad days; good meets and not so good meets. This meet was really rough. It is all apart of the process so we take it, we learn, and we move on. 

Sunday, October 4, 1015
Tricks 4 Treats, Oceanside Gymnastics

Vault #1

Vault #2




Next meet is 10/18. It is another early one, about 45 minutes from home. I'm expecting great things...

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Gymnastics #2 {South Section 2nd Prelim}

We started our morning super early for this meet. We had to leave the house at 6:30am to be in Chula Vista (East Lake) by 8:00am. I don't really like the early morning and we had fog. The fog was so thick near the gym that it was hard to see stop lights. Let me just say I'm not a fan of fog in areas I'm unfamiliar.

We made it to the gym and found out that Miss E would be competing by herself. She is the only 8 year old competing Level 3 on our team. One of the other girls showed up at the wrong time (long story) and decided to forfeit getting ribbons to compete with Miss E. She was so sweet in saying that all she wanted to do was gymnastics and the ribbons/medals didn't matter.

This turned out to be Miss E's best meet. She raised her overall score by over a point from the Judge's Cup and had two PRs!! Overall she finished 12 out of 25.

Sunday, Sept 27, 1015
South Section 2nd Prelim, Chula Vista YMCA

 No video of the vault. I turned the camera the wrong way...

Bars (PR)




Fun With Literature {Chocolate Touch}

Miss E read The Chocolate Touch as part of her Literature/Vocabulary lessons. 

She imagined what it would be like to have a magic touch. If she could have a magic touch she would want it to be chocolate, too. We worked together on a little writing assignment.

I also found a novel study from teacherspayteacher. For a novel study I thought this was pretty good. It was a little bit challenging for Miss E, but we had good discussions after every chapter.

Our FUN activity was to make chocolate bars.

Chocolate Rainbow

Ingredients: chocolate, fun marshmallows, rainbow star sprinkles.

For the chocolate bar we just melted about 1 cup of mini chocolate chips in the double broiler. I laid out some wax paper in a small Tupperware container in which Miss E put in a few marshmallows. I then poured the hot chocolate over the top and then she added more marshmallows and sprinkles. She was not patient enough to let the chocolate cool before she started digging into her creation. This was the best part of both kids' week.