I love the Amazon fire stick. My wife bought us one and brought it home tonight. It's amazing. You get access to so much. I've heard there's a Google stick as well. I can't imagine ever needing more than this thing. Did I mention I love movies? TV? The entire motion picture medium? I do, very much. Tonight we watched "Frozen," what a powerful musical! It's got something for all of us. I think my daughters are most captivated by it at ages 8 and 10. This blows Netflix out of the water. The photo isn't of our TV room but wanted to show y'all our tree. We just bought and put it up yesterday.
I learned today, once again, for the umpteenth time that involving the parent is a huge help when the child doesn't know her/his times tables. You can tell kids to memorize them until you're blue in the face. You can take their recess and offer all sorts of incentives but without the home cracking down on them to practice flash cards, it is not going to happen. Lucky for me, the parents I've contacted have been overly supportive and I am starting to see some kids memorizing them. Multiplication facts are in fact a 3rd grade standard. They should already know them when they enter my door.
My blogging went very smoothly today. I try to keep my art as effortless as possible. When I go back and read posts of mine, I can tell when I was stressing it and when I was letting it flow. I enjoy reading my stuff when it flows. Today, I focused on letting my writing flow. Hopefully I was successful in creating words that appear that way. I'll have to wait a few days to really judge it.
My book is getting scarier. It is labeled a horror but so far there hasn't been much of that. The protagonist got stuffed down a laundry chute tonight and the descriptions made actually feel claustrophobic. That's good writing. I'm over 1/3 of the way through and trying to read at least 20 pages a night. I'll quietly say that it is just a hair slow. I do hope it picks up the pace soon or the last 2/3 are going to pose a bit of a challenge. I have high hopes though.