This year I decided to try iPhoto as a yearbook publishing option for my 5th graders. The prices are reasonable (plus different available sizes) and it’s an Apple quality product. Unless you have a grade level/schoolwide setup, this may be a better option. I know it beats doing one by hand. I highly recommend it.
This is the third-go for my blog. Most likely this will also be the last.
I first started off blogging on blogspot/blogger as a student at Fresno
State. I don’t even remember or know whether those sites still exist. It’s been ages. Later at the urging of a expatriate, now Chilango, blogger I moved on to WordPress where my first site was the self-titled gustavorojo dot com. That lasted for quite a bit. I finally had to lose the name due to the nature of my work. The second site went by the name undertheredsky dot net. Obviously, Under the Red Sky is the name of a Bob Dylan song that really means nothing to me other than the fact that Red is used in the title. After a long hiatus and the need for change I got rid of the undertheredsky name and after much thought I came up with the current site name dia8avo. Dia8avo is not a reference to religion at all. I’ll admit that I love the Shakira Mebarak song by the same name but that’s not why I named it this either. It’s actually a combination of things. A nickname of mine is in the title and more importantly, it’s the day my daughter was born.
We shall have to see how long this lasts.
Sometime this summer I have to take a week and go through all the great teaching ideas I’ve (re)pinned on Pinterest. Who said that site was just for chicks? It’s quickly become the place for teachers to share and steal (I mean that in a good way). It’s quickly overtaken Twitter as the best site to find great teaching resources.
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We’ve been feeding the baby, brown rice cereal for a few weeks now. She likes it. She really likes it. I’ve tried it and I like it. Yes, it’s organic. She’s still working on her food swallowing though. She tries to chow down on the rice as though she’s drinking milk out of the bottle. A very messy outcome, at least when I feed her. We’re now at the point though, where one side is advising us to start with veggies already and we have the other side telling us to wait until baby is 6 months (or even later). Well, baby did cheat a bit. One of her aunties fed her sweet potato and she cried when Sonia pulled her away. We’ll have to pull out the Baby Bullet and get started. Monday perhaps?
All new parents: be sure to get a Bumbo seat. It’s awesome, especially at feeding time.
It seems like S.J. was born just yesterday. It’s been five months! She’s five months old! It’s incredible how fast our baby is growing. Initially, our pediatrician told us she was very underweight. We were freaking out the first few weeks. Since that time, S.J. has been rocketing up the percentile growth charts. Believe it or not, it wasn’t that long ago that she was at the bottom of those charts. And now? Now, we can see some baby cellulite.
I wonder if she’ll play the guitar if I set it next to her as well.