Jerlene has gotten everyone at home interested in making rainbow loom. Javier started working on his own rainbow loom today with some coaching from Jerlene. Even my helper was trying to do it as requested by Jerlene.
Monday, June 30, 2014
After the session with Javier's teachers, we visited Singapore Science Centre as planned. We reached there slightly before noon and in time for the Tesla Coil Demonstration.
After the show, we let Jerlene and Javier bring us to they want to go. They were having so much fun.
By then, we were pretty tired and decided to go for a late lunch at McDonalds, which is right at the entrance, next to the dinosaur exhibits.
One of them is the floating balls.
We left science centre just minutes before it closed. I had never expected we could stay at this place for so long. Actually the number of exhibits had increased from the last time we were here. This was an enjoyable and educational day out for everyone.
We met up with Javier's teachers today at the childcare centre. We discussed about his progress and things that he needs further improvement. Generally, the teacher was pretty satisfied with Javier's progress. In fact, she said Javier is slightly more advanced than his classmates. On the spot, she took out a story book and Javier managed to read through the entire book without us helping. According to the teacher, sometimes she will even ask Javier to assist her in reading to the class during school lesson. When we told the teacher that we did not buy any book for Javier to read at home, she was very surprised. Actually we are equally surprised by Javier's reading skill. We wondered where did he learn some of those more advanced words in the book. At one point, the teacher took out a picture of volcano and try to explain its internal. She tried very hard to describe the hot molten liquid that flows out of the volcano and Javier immediately shouted:"That's LAVA! I know....". We were all amazed as we did not expect him to know it. If I'm not wrong, I only learn about Lava during the geography class in Sec 1.
Other than English, Javier also excel in Mathematics. At the moment, the teacher only teaches the class up to 99 but Javier already know numbers up to 999. Finally, the teacher commented that Javier possesses some form of leadership skill. Whenever he speaks in class, the other students will listen and follow his instructions. To me, I think he's just being bossy and want to be first in everything that he does.
We bought an Air Fryer recently and I have been using it to make french fries and nuggets for the kids. Jerlene loves the fries and Javier loves the nuggets. And guess what Jerlene said to me?
What a compliment! So should I change job? :-P
What a compliment! So should I change job? :-P
Javier was not feeling well these few days and had not been eating. He had slight phobia of throwing out after taking in food. Jerlene asked him if he wants bread with cheese and surprisingly he said yes. So Jerlene started preparing it. First, she spread a layer of butter on the bread. Then she carefully place a slice of cheese on it. Finally it's the rainbow sprinkle on the cheese.
And here is the end product. Though Javier did not finish it, at least he ate half of it, which is good considering he had not been eating for past 2 days.
The actual rainbow looming kit had finally been delivered to our place. Jerlene had been waiting for weeks and she wasted no time to try out her very first loom.
Very nice, Jerlene! Very nice....... :-)
Tonight, I was invited by my little magician, Javier, to his performance. He spent quite a while setting up his stage. Once his stage was done, he began "ushering" all his fluffy friends to their seats. I was extremely honored to take the central seat. :-)
Javier treated this performance very seriously as he even made a magician cape for himself, with the help of his sister Jerlene.
I believe most of you are aware of a recent craze called "Rainbow Looming". If you do not know what it is, click here. Jerlene learnt about it when she saw one of her friends "looming" in student care. She found it very interesting and observed closely how her friend did it. When she reached home that evening, instead of playing with her toys and gadgets, she stayed very quietly in her room. Then after sometime, she came to me and showed me her hands (see below).
She actually managed to replicate the loom that she saw in the day when her friend did it. But what amazed me more is that without the proper rainbow loom kit (which are mainly those mini colored rubber bands), she improvised it by using those rubber bands which we use to tie her hair. That's what I call creative. It's actually quite nice, isn't it? :-)
We decided to walk over to NTUC to buy a loaf of bread for tomorrow's breakfast. Jerlene and Javier suddenly said they wanted to come along. And after going one round in the supermarket, instead of simply buying a loaf of bread, we ended up with a basket of..........
Jerlene started using a pair of arm floats and tried to learn swimming in the children pool by herself. This is after she had learnt that some of her classmates are taking swimming lessons. I will probably need to get her a swimming coach soon.