Christina Washing Dishes

Posted by Ava Stewart on Tuesday Oct 19, 2010 Under Christina 娜娜, Family

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Painting at home on Typhoon day

Posted by Ava Stewart on Friday Sep 24, 2010 Under Christina 娜娜, Family

During Typhoon Fanapi we had a day off, so we did some painting activities at home.

 We had a very windy night, so in the morning I went out to pick up some leaves for painting.

所需材料及工具:

  1. 水彩筆
  2. 水彩或廣告原料
  3. 紙杯
  4. 紙盤(或調色盤) 
  5. 樹葉(清洗後擦乾) 
  6. 圖畫紙

Things and tools you need:

  1. paintbrush
  2. watercolor
  3. paper cup 
  4.  paper plate
  5. leaves( wash and dry them before you use them)
  6. art paper

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將樹葉塗上顏色 color the leaves

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將上色的樹葉印到圖畫紙上 press the leaves onto the paper

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場面失控圖…Out of control painting

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Painting at home with cousin in Typhoon day

Posted by Ava Stewart on Wednesday Sep 22, 2010 Under Christina 娜娜, Family

在瘋狂的颱風夜過後,芊芊來我們家玩,吃完pizza後,我們開始玩水彩,這次在廣告顏料中加了白膠,目的是希望顏色能夠濃稠ㄧ點,小朋友在印手印時比較好印上去也比較不會滴下來,希望下次能挑戰更高難度的水彩遊戲喔.

所需材料及工具:

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專心調色中

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蓋手印

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不同蓋法

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等手印乾了之後再以彩色筆加工成喜愛的圖案

橘色作品是Ava的示範圖,芊芊得沒拍到,娜姐的在還沒完成前就…消失無蹤囉!

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Playing Badminton

Posted by Ava Stewart on Monday Sep 13, 2010 Under Family, Uncategorized

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2010/08/28 Yu kids Island

Posted by Ava Stewart on Thursday Sep 9, 2010 Under Family, News 好消息, Uncategorized

趁著星期六下午帶著三個孩子到台南新光三越中的兒童遊戲區,三個孩子都玩得很高興喔!

票價:ㄧ童+ㄧ大人 200元  假日限時兩小時  (ㄧ定要穿襪子才能進場,遊樂區也有賣襪子,ㄧ雙約30~50元)

結束後我們到地下街用餐時,隔壁桌的太太們開始討論:

A:那個大的很像

B:那個小的比較沒那麼像,但還是有一點啦…

C:中間那個真的一點都不像

Ava…無言…太太們,中間那為是我侄子啦…Okay…

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球池有點小擠,Nana找不到跳池的好地點:

氣球區:這影片記錄著我家Christipher重要的成長紀錄呀~除了偷搶陌生哥哥的球,還不斷的像陌生的漂亮媽媽搭訕喔!

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Christina’s First Movie- Toy Story 3

Posted by Ava Stewart on Thursday Sep 9, 2010 Under Family, Uncategorized

工作忙到一個段落了,剛好有好的電影適合Nana的年紀,就趕快帶Nana去報到囉!

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實在不是我們技術不好~因為肯尼的關係Nana很害羞無法站好…

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Na的漂亮新羅馬鞋-390

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2010/08/09 Painting with Christina

Posted by Ava Stewart on Thursday Sep 9, 2010 Under Family, Uncategorized

難得Nana放學時,Christopher還在午睡,我們就利用時間玩水彩.

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非常好用,耐操的水彩(因為Na用同ㄧ隻水彩筆每一格都攪拌一下,但事後用衛生紙擦ㄧ擦就會擦掉被混過來的顏色耶!)

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完成圖名稱-彩色泡泡

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Christina said

Posted by Ava Stewart on Tuesday Sep 7, 2010 Under Family, Feelings 愛娃心聲

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The other day Christina was trying to make a hat with her toy and after a while she came to me and said, “Mommy, can you help me?”

I told her, “Try it by yourself first and I’ll help you when you can’t make it.”

Then she said, “But I want to succeed” (probably a term she learned from Dora the Explorer, and what she means is “I don’t want to fail.”)

After she said that I couldn’t stop thinking about what she had said because I’m not sure when I began to understand what “failure” means or feels like, but it surely wasn’t at four years old. Well, I probably didn’t feel much and only told myself “hmm, tough cookies,” then moved onto the next thing. Imagine if you had to worry about every little thing before you even start. How many things would still be fun?

Because I teach in kindergarten I know that she is not the only kid that thinks like that.

I can’t help but wonder, “Where is this pressure coming from? From parents, kids themselves, competition?”

If that’s the thinking that’s already in their minds then what can we do to show them that life is not all about success and failure. Live with heart and experience life to the full are the most important elements to live by and don’t miss out on the wonders of the journey while getting to your destination.

有一天,Nana正在玩ㄧ個組合玩具,她突然跑來告訴我”媽咪,妳幫我做好嗎?”

我回答”你先自己做做看,如果你組不起來我會幫你.”

Nana”我想要成功…” (她應該是從Dora DVD中學會了”成功”這個詞,但影片中不常講到失敗,Nana其實是想說:我不想失敗)

於是我開始想:我是從幾歲時開始體會,瞭解失敗的感覺呢? ㄧ定不是四歲….  我又問自己”那麼小時候如果做任何事失敗了,我會如何?” 答案是–哇…喔…然後默默飄開去找下ㄧ件事來做. 想想看,在你開始任何事前你就必須要擔心你的成敗.那麼有多少事情還能保有它原有的樂趣呢?

也身為老師的我,能清楚的知道這是現在的孩子常有的心態,那麼這樣的壓力到底是來自何處呢? 是父母的期待….孩子本身的自我要求….同儕的競爭?

如果孩子們已經有了這樣的想法,大人們又該如何讓孩子們理解”成敗絕對只是生活中,人生中的ㄧ小部分. 用心生活,體驗人生才是最重要的環節呀~親愛的孩子們,不要為了短暫的結局而錯過精彩的過程”

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Christina and Christopher on the Playground

Posted by Ava Stewart on Tuesday Sep 7, 2010 Under Family

Christina and Christopher playing on jungle gym at Christina’s school.

Christina recently changed to a new school. She was at her old school for two years, but her old teacher was changed, so we moved her to this school that is slightly closer to home and she has a new teacher with a very different style.

Initially we were worried because this school has around 25 kids per class with a teacher and assistant, while the old school had less than 15 per class and a single teacher. We were worried that she wouldn’t get enough attention in the new school.

Well there was no need to worry and she has been getting on fantastically. The new teacher gives her plenty of room to make decisions for herself and gives Christina time to calm down when she gets frustrated.

She has been very peaceful about going home after school and started to express herself very well, pretty clearly telling us what she likes and needs. On this particular day she wanted to play on the play apparatus with Christopher.

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Christina singing “We are the World”

Posted by Ava Stewart on Saturday Sep 4, 2010 Under Family, songs 美語童謠, Uncategorized

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