In today’s episode of Shit Madden Says/Does:


We spent some time in class this afternoon cleaning desks & making sure our binders were well-organized for the new teacher coming in for me next week. I had found the most organized science/social studies binder; the most organized language arts binder, but was still looking for the most organized math binder. So, Mr. walks down to the back of the classroom to the table I'm sitting at & proclaims, "You don't need to look any more. The best math binder is RIGHT HERE!" And he plopped the binder in front of me. 

It was looking pretty good- all the work in there, in the right sections... Graph of the Week, Math Workshop... then I looked in the Word Problems section. In it I see the word work/ spelling lesson from the week before. "That doesn't belong in there! That belongs in Language Arts," I told him. 
His response: "Welll... those are the words I have problems with!" Oh my god. "Next binder?" LOL


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== Dawn ==

Three cheers for hockey coaches and cheerios... I think.

So, one of Madden's hockey coaches was talking about the little things, the little habits that make good hockey players, such as, making your bed. LOL. So, even though he's been *trying* to keep his room somewhat clean, well... he's trying. Tonight BEFORE bed (stalling tactics) he tidied & vacuumed his room AND made his bed; fitted sheet and all. So I went in to check it out, gave him a high 5 for his efforts & asked, "So, what about the cheerios that I saw on your bed from this morning?" <Cue sheepish little grin>...."Welllllllll... if I don't move around much, I can't feel them. But I do feel one right here... <giggles> and they'll be good for later tonight if I"m hungry..."

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== Dawn ==

Madden's schoolwork strikes again....

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== Dawn ==

Spelling. Vs Phonetics...

So on the way home from school Madden was busy creating on his iPad in the backseat. All of a sudden he asks Brenley, "How do you spell 'a punna'?" Brenley doesn't answer. "Brenley, how do you spell 'a punna'?" She says, "HUH?!" So he's completely frustrated with the non-immediate response by this point and SCREAMS "HOW DO YOU SPELL A PUNNA?!" Brenley is now roaring laughing, "I have NO idea what you're saying. Use it in a sentence..."
Madden says, "JESUS! Like 'once a punna time...'"
I think his teacher has to work on pronunciation before spelling 🙈
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== Dawn ==

Where's that?

We're on our way to the airport to drop Brenley & I off on our way to Scotland. Kyle is relaying his traveling experiences and taking about the time he flew first class from Halifax to Amsterdam. Madden pipes up from the backseat... "where's Hampsterdamn?" Kyle's response through his laughter, "Right next to Squirrel Corner" 😂
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== Dawn ==

On the subject of tuning guitars....

So, Madden has been channeling his not-so-inner Uncle Pat DNA and has had a guitar strapped to him for 2 days now. He explains to me, "You know on the ukulele you say (he sings) 'My Dog Has Fleas' when you're tuning. But a guitar has more strings so I say (sings again in perfect pitch) 'My cat shits on the floor'"


**** For the record: Piseag, the cat, is 17 years old. He does have some bowel issues from time to time. LOL

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== Dawn ==

First Communion last minute preparations...