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No longer a “Shrimp”.

I am not a “Shrimp” anymore! I am now an……. “EEL!”

I am so excited that I moved up. I get to practice my kicks and move around the pool even more.

On my first day as an “Eel”, I practiced my kicks with my face down. I had to grab the wall, keep my head in the water, while blowing my bubbles and kick, kick, kick. That was some hard work!

Then I practiced my rocket ship. You know I love the rocket ship right?

Then it was time for the doggy-paddle. This one I get to keep my face out of the water, and make my hands into doggy paws and pretend to scoop ice-cream!

Then I practiced my doggy-paddle with a noodle.

That’s me in the noodle, swimming in the deeper part of the pool. That was so exciting.

Then I climbed out at the deep end, and jumped back in.. with the noodle.

Look at the splash I made!

Then we doggy-paddled back to the shallow end.

Teacher Emmy threw some toys in the water for us to dive and find. I went way under and found a blue ring. Now you see me, now you don’t.

Being an “Eel” is so much fun!

“Shrimp” Class

In “Shrimp” class, I practiced getting my face wet, floating and blowing lots of bubbles.

On my last day in “Shrimp”, I practiced everything I had been learning. I did a rocket ship,

then rolled over to my back and did a star fish,

then I flipped over again and swam to the wall.

Check out all my moves in this video:

Do I want to jump? Yes! Yes please! I want to jump Teacher Emmy!

Can you see me? I did a really big jump and went way under the water.

Teacher Emmy reminded me that I can always roll to my back and do a starfish when I need to take a breath, then flip back over to a rocket ship whenever I am ready to go again.

Shrimp class was so much fun with Teacher Emmy.

Back in the Pool Again. Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I really had to send a voice note to Teacher Emmy. I said “Teacher Emmy, I want to go back to swimming! How long???? I want to swim!!!!!”.

It has been a really long time since we swam with Teacher Emmy. I love swimming with her. She is a really nice teacher. Remember my post about Sunday! Funday! and Terrific Thursday?

So when Teacher Emmy said that she was going to start swim lessons again I was super excited.

I could hardly wait for Sunday to come. I was patient all week, but then when Sunday finally came and I kept asking, “Mommy is it 3 o’clock, yet? Mommy is it 3 o’clock, yet?” 3’oclock was my class time.

On the drive over, I fell fast asleep! I heard Daddy’s voice, “Kearah are you ready for swimming?” I jumped up. We were finally there. I was ready to swim in the pool!

The pool looked so good. I couldn’t wait to get in. See I am wide awake now!

Teacher Emmy asked us if we remembered the pool rules.

I remembered some of them:

  • Don’t run around the pool
  • Don’t go in the pool without permission
  • Don’t push or pull anyone
  • Don’t pee or poop in the pool
  • Listen to and obey instructions. Three strikes and you are out.

We got in and got our faces wet by doing bops and blowing bubbles. We were turtles-hippos. We took a deep breath with our heads up like a turtle and went under the water and blew bubbles like a hippo. Do you see my bubbles?

Teacher Emmy reminded us of the rocket ship. Look at her go! She is really good at this.

Then I did my rocket ship!

Teacher Emmy reminded me to keep my arms straight out… like a rocket ship!

I also did my star fish. Keeping my head up to the sky`.

Soon it was time to get out of the pool. I really had loads of fun today and learnt so much. Swimming is fun. Thank you Teacher Emmy.

I can’t wait to get all wet again in the pool.

Digraphs and Trigraphs

Do you know your digraphs and trigraphs? In Grade K, I learnt all about digraphs and trigraphs. I really enjoyed learning all about them.

These are the digraphs that I learnt so far in Grade K:

ch, sh, ng, th, qu, ck, nk, ee, ai, oa, oi, ow, ar, ur, or, er, tt, ea, mm, ay, ph, ff, pp, ir, bb, ck, ll, oy, aw, wh, ew, oo, oo.

The “oo” has different sounds, that’s why I put another **oo**.

Here are some pictures to show you what I mean. This is the ch digraph.

Digraphs can be found at the beginning, middle or the ending of words. Look at this “th” digraph. Do you see what I mean?

Here are some words with some of the other digraphs:

These are the trigraphs I have learnt so far in Grade K:

igh, ure, ear, ire, air.

Here are some words with these trigraphs.

I looked through my book to make sure that I didn’t miss any digraphs and trigraphs. I look forward to learning some more in Grade 1.

The Art Room

I was so amazed! When I entered my sister’s classroom, everything caught my attention. I moved from picture to picture. Everything looked fantastic.

My sister said that this was her Art classroom. She introduced me to her teacher. His name is Mr. Tabu.

Mr. Tabu is so talented. He was colouring a picture of some leaves. Look at it:

He said he was going to do another one afterwards.

I asked him to draw a picture for ME to colour too and he did! Right there on the spot! Look at how easy his hands moved to make this beautiful flower:

I could not believe my eyes!

He showed me how to mix the yellow and blue crayons to make green for the stem of the flowers. He also showed me how I should colour the petals.

I walked around the art room some more and took pictures! Here is a glimpse of what I saw:

I saw this picture and Mr. Tabu said that it is a painting of buildings in the destroyed capital, Plymouth. I had to take a picture of it. Do you know where this is?

I asked Mr. Tabu to take a picture with me. I am so happy that I met him.

Whenever you get a chance, you can visit the art room at my sister’s school.

An Easter Sunday Hike

On Easter Sunday I went on a hike.

There was some slippery places to cross so David hoisted me up for the walk. There was also a steep hill, and David ran all the way up the hill with me. Thank you David!

Here is a song we sang along the way:

I changed it up a bit and said Uncle Shark, Auntie Shark and Sister Shark, but I forgot to sing cousin shark and baby cousin shark.

Then I started whistling this song and some people started singing : Don’t worry, be happy!

I saw termites along the way! They ate the tree until it died. I saw a hummingbird too! It’s throat was bluish greenish.

I thought I saw a mountain chicken but it turned out to be a “Cane Toad”. Can you see it? It looks a bit camouflaged.

I like walking through the trees. It was really nice.

After walking for a while, Mommy gave me some water and a little piece of candy to get energy. Can you see the candy in my mouth?

I really did get some energy. Check out my short walking video.

At the end of the hike my feet were so tired and I was sleepy too, but I really had a good time.

Tae Kwon Do

My parents said even before I was born, I went to Tae Kwon Do!

My Mommy explained that she would take my sister to Tae Kwon Do when I was in still in her tummy.

This picture was taken when my sister got her purple belt. She did really well in her exam. See how tiny I was! I touched her cute face!

As I grew older, my sister continued to practice and got better and better.


She moved up from purple belt, to red belt, to red belt strike 1, to red belt strike 2 and now she is in brown belt strike 1. She is a senior belt. Soon, she will try for the black belt.

I told my sister that I wanted to join Tae Kwon Do like her, but she always said, “When you get a little older”. Now, I am finally old enough to join Tae Kwon Do. My sister said that she will teach me, but I have to promise to listen to her. I promised.

My first day was great!

We had to do warm ups first. Look at me doing a plank. Can you do a plank?

Then I learnt how to do a punch.

Then I learnt a move called the “over head block”.

The overhead block is used to stop anyone from hitting you in your head. Here I am practicing my overhead block.

This is the “double arm block”.

I practiced some front kicks and side kicks too!

Then we did a move called the “chariot” and then we bowed at the end of our moves as a sign of respect to the instructor.

I can’t wait for the next session. I will continue to practice what I learnt!.

A Tortoise

The last time I saw this tortoise it was so small, and now it is so big! Uncle Roland took it from its hiding place, so that I can get a chance to see it.

Uncle tried to get it to show its face, by giving it some water, but I guess it was too shy.

It did not come out at all.

I tried to tickle it a bit to see if it would show me its face and legs.

But it stayed neatly tucked inside its shell.

Awww…. hopefully next time it will show its face.

Until next time tortoise!

This reminded me of the time I saw the Green Turtle Laying Eggs. Did you know that the major key difference between a turtle and a tortoise is that a tortoise spends most of their time on land but turtles are adapted for life spent in water?

Check out this video which illustrates the difference between turtles and tortoises.