If you've never read Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss, you haven't lived. And you really haven't lived until you've heard Cheryl reading it to our kids.
When beetles battle beetles in a puddle paddle battle
and the beetle battle puddle is a puddle in a bottle...
...they call this a tweetle beetle bottle puddle paddle battle muddle.
But I have to say that as of tonight I have finally heard something to top even Fox in Socks, and that is Cheryl reading her trignometry lesson to the kids as they lay in their beds.
When the angle theta is on the terminal side ...
I am drawing a triangle now. I am labelling it O, N, P. This is the hypoteneuse. (Cries of wonder from the children: "What's that?" It's not a mongoose, a hypoteneuse.)
The sine equals the opposite over the hypoteneuse. The co-sine equals the adjacent over the hypoteneuse. The tangent equals the opposite over the adjacent. The co-secant equals the hypoteneuse over the opposite. The secant equals the hypoteneuse over the adjacent. The co-tangent equals the adjacent over the opposite.
And while you're thinking about that, I thought I would share some of the latest art produced by the M's.
School bus - by Michael, aged 5. Water-based paint on tractor-feed printer stock.
Farm house and tractor - by Michael, aged 5. Water-based paint on tractor-feed printer stock.
Card for Auntie Gail - by Madeleine, aged 4. Crayon on card stock.
Rainbow Girl: reverse of Card for Auntie Gail - by Madeleine, aged 4. Crayon on card stock.
Storybook cover: made for the first storybook written by Melissa - by Melissa, aged 6. Crayon on card stock.
Today was the last concert of the Fraser Valley Symphony's 05-06 season. From Cheryl's accounts it went very well. However she had to make her season-end good-byes a little wistfully because with next year's return to college work, participating in the orchestra may have to be set to the side yet again. Our family are all very proud of how well Cheryl has done with the orchestra and I for one am hoping very much that she will be able to continue with the FVS.