Saturday, April 05, 2014

Improvement in Swimming Freestyle

Mom said I made a major improvement this week in swimming.  We had a new coach on Wednesday and he was able to get me to do it better than the other coaches.  May be I need someone new that can be tough on teaching me. 

I did very well that day.  I took my breathe side ways (most of the time), no more in the front.  And I was able to move my hand out from the water and in a big stretch to the front.  I was happy at the end of the lesson because I was able to have my dinner. 

Here is the video.



Can you see that I gave my mom a thumb-up at the end of the video? 

You can watch my previous video on swimming here.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Geronimo Stilton Books

I've started reading Geronimo Stilton Books about two weeks back. I really like them a lot. This past Tuesday, Mom and I were at the Heritage Library (after my math tuition). We searched and found many books in Geronimo Stilton series. I picked 17 books and we borrowed them all. *SMILE* These will be my spring break reading.



Thursday, March 27, 2014

Second Grader Performance "Life Cycles"

This morning we had our performance on "Life Cycles" at school's Multi-Purpose Room. I was the plant/tree, wearing a green costume/T-shirt. We had two performances, the earlier one started at 8:30am and the next one started at 11am. Mom attended the 8:30am, while my Dad came at 11:15am, and he missed my part in the performance.

We sang several songs in different groups.  My song was "Predator or Prey".

In this performance, we learned incorporated skills in different areas including language skill, science, movement, singing and music.

At the end of the performance, we get to meet up with our parents to talk and take pictures.  My mom actually volunteered that day, so she returned to the classroom with us after it was done.

 
 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

2014 Wall of Fame

I am on the Wall of Fame in my school.  Can you find me?

 

Grandma's Birthday

Last Saturday, we celebrated my grandma's birthday at Black Angus Restaurant in Torrance.  We had a feast!!!  I had Caesar salad, salmon, steak, rice, and french fries too.  I even got to drink ice tea.  And then when we got home to my grandma's house, we had King's Hawaiian Paradise Cake.  It was a very filling day.  I ate a lot!

Friday, March 14, 2014

2014 Meadow Park Jog-a-thon

This morning was our school biggest fund raising event, Jog-a-thon. Mom volunteered to help count laps. She had to mark laps for this group of kids (including me). 
 
L to R: Max, Brandon, Noelle, Metin and Daniel
 
 
Getting ready to start

I ran a total of 10 laps. I was tired. It was a hot day. After the running, we were given a bottle of water, a fruit snack and a popsicle each. Then we went back to class and continue our regular schedule. I wish today was early dismissal day. I think they should make jog-a-thon day an early dismissal day.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

2014 Music Share

This morning we had Music Share at school.  At Music Share, our music teacher will show our parents how we learn music in class.  We also performed several songs for our parents.  Our class was joined with Mrs. Richardson's class for this Music Share.

My dad and mom showed up at Music Share.  I was surprised to see my mom because she was mad at me this morning when she dropped me off at school.  She said she was not coming, but she showed up.  I was so happy.

Woodbridge Swim Team Spring Session

It's Spring! And Mom registered me with the Woodbridge Swim Team. Remember that I did the Fall session with this swim team? Yes, I skipped the Winter and now back in the Spring Session.

I am still in the Learn to Swim Class with Coach Indy (sometimes Coach Keith).  I am trying to get better and to turn my head to the side to breath.  But it is very hard for me to do that, and I don't know why.  Mom is planning to take me to this swim class 3 or 4 times a week.

Here are two pictures of me with my new jammer (*A jammer is a style of swimsuit worn by male swimmers, used mainly in competition to obtain speed advantages).  Do I look skinny without my shirt on?
 
 

*copied from wikipedia