16 June 2012

AEIOU link party June 2012

Greetings all,
Welcome to this month's AEIOU: a mid-month-link-party of self-belief, improvement, acceptance, love & learning!!  It's a get together to celebrate life's highlights.  Your AEIOU might go a little something like this . . . 
Awesome – something you baked/ created/ photographed/ a bargain you found
Exciting – share your news/ event/ holiday/ a gorgeous butterflies-in-tummy moment
Interesting – teach us information/ discovery/ facts/ a chance to show off your quirky side
Opportunity – embrace the unknown/ put yourself out there/ show off a new experience
Understanding – learning to appreciate/ forgive/ love/ unleash what helps you grow
. . . you might like to do a full AEIOU or just one or two particular themes . . .

To kick things off, here is my AEIOU for June.
Awesome - i constantly find surprise images the children take on my camera.  Isn't this incredible . . . a breath taking sunset against our new car.  What 10 year old thinks to grab the camera & photograph this beauty?? 
Exciting - unexpected parcels of love in the mail, thank you Tania & Jane!!
 Interesting - my husband is making up all sorts of delicious, interesting & spontaneous juice combinations with the new juicer . . . think celery, carrot & apple . . . i'm his happy taste tester.  Note to self: use a straw, or you go out in public with a big orange smile!!
Opportunity - i love these new Le Creuset casserole dishes & have plans to really enjoy dinner for the rest of the year because MY HUSBAND HAS BEEN POSTED BACK TO CANBERRA UNTIL CHRISTMAS!!  I can't believe this unpresedented opportunity either, takes the edge off living apart for 4 years!!
 Understanding - this sweet girl has the most understanding teacher, we are blessed to have her educating our children.  She's one of those guitar playing, ethereal teachers who is strict but lovely & kind to the children . . . even spends her lunch hour & after school coaching children who are struggling with a topic (in our case spelling) from the goodness of her heart.  She's only in her 2nd year of teaching yet understands children innately, an incredibly gifted & natural teacher.  Anyway, she has been teaching our 3rd girl to practise the weekly spelling list in a very different manner - rainbow words - where you write each letter of a word in a different colour, over & over, building muscle memory in your fingers.  Sure enough, since our daughter has applied this method to her learning, she has had only one spelling mistake in the past month + she's willing to attempt more words on the list, beyond the 20 recommended (some weeks there are up to 30 or 40 words)!!  Teachers play such a pivotal role in children's lives, every child deserves a super special teacher at least once in primary school.  FYI true to form, her twin sister has experienced a mid year teacher change, 5th year in a row at this school, yet copes brilliantly, always said she could teach herself.  We're so extra proud of our children when they triumph through a challenge.  I'm not a natural speller so totally emphasise with my daughter.  Our other children are robots, see the word once, it's locked into their memory forever.  I wish!!  
Love Posie

15 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i love that reflection photo - A is for AWESOME!

Maxabella said...

Home until Christmas?? That is such wonderful news!!

I will get around to linking up on this fantastic linky one day, Posie. I really love the feeling behind it - such a celebration of life right now. x

Mum on the Run said...

How absolutely brilliant that Hubby is grounded for the rest of the year!!!!
It just warms my heart to read your appreciation/recognition of your daughter's teacher.
Will link up - but I can't believe a month has passed by that quickly!
:-) xx

Jan-Maree said...

Love all the points particularly the wonderful teacher! I agree, there are never enough of those and I come from a family of teachers! And JOY OF JOYS. I can't believe the HANDSOME ONE IS HOME TILL DECEMBER! Now that is the best news I have heard in a while! YAY for the Posie family!!!

Virginia said...

Great snippets to share, Posie. Love that sunset!

Kids over a number of grades seem to love rainbow writing. In a 3/4 last year and a 2/3 this year, rainbow writing is one of our weekly spelling tasks after LSCWC. Every Monday at the moment. I've extended it a little - with their five words they have to do alphabetical order rainbow writing. When it works, stick to it!!!

Thanks for sharing. )

Virginia said...

Great snippets to share, Posie. Love that sunset!

Kids over a number of grades seem to love rainbow writing. In a 3/4 last year and a 2/3 this year, rainbow writing is one of our weekly spelling tasks after LSCWC. Every Monday at the moment. I've extended it a little - with their five words they have to do alphabetical order rainbow writing. When it works, stick to it!!!

Thanks for sharing. )

Virginia said...

Great snippets to share, Posie. Love that sunset!

Kids over a number of grades seem to love rainbow writing. In a 3/4 last year and a 2/3 this year, rainbow writing is one of our weekly spelling tasks after LSCWC. Every Monday at the moment. I've extended it a little - with their five words they have to do alphabetical order rainbow writing. When it works, stick to it!!!

Thanks for sharing. )

Virginia said...

Great snippets to share, Posie. Love that sunset!

Kids over a number of grades seem to love rainbow writing. In a 3/4 last year and a 2/3 this year, rainbow writing is one of our weekly spelling tasks after LSCWC. Every Monday at the moment. I've extended it a little - with their five words they have to do alphabetical order rainbow writing. When it works, stick to it!!!

Thanks for sharing. )

Virginia said...

Great snippets to share, Posie. Love that sunset!

Kids over a number of grades seem to love rainbow writing. In a 3/4 last year and a 2/3 this year, rainbow writing is one of our weekly spelling tasks after LSCWC. Every Monday at the moment. I've extended it a little - with their five words they have to do alphabetical order rainbow writing. When it works, stick to it!!!

Thanks for sharing. )

Cas said...

what a gorgeous little snippet of your life posie :) love the rainbow concept!! she sounds like a very vibrant teacher. enjoy thathusbnad too :) must link up cheers

Hazel said...

Fantastic. I love your positive attitude.
But til CHRISTMAS!! You guys must be beside yourselves!

Lisa H said...

Oh yay! Husband home until at least Christmas. That is wonderful news for you and your family. Brilliant!

fee @ chipper nelly said...

hooray for handsome husbands at home! and yes, that's an awesome photo.
lovely post jennie
fee x

Jane said...

Hello Sweets I'll join in sometime soon - I promise. I'm so thrilled to hear of your news about hubby. How fabulous for you. And I'm delighted my parcel arrived safely. Smiling in Hobart J x

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