Wednesday, February 27

Quarters and pennies...


Oh drama, and more drama. Our Diva is real Diva and i am sure she ends up growing thinking that Chicken of the sea is REALLY Chicken and not TUNA. But joking aside... Regina loves math, but she likes it her way, within time frame she thinks is enough for her ... She does not like to be rushed, because she just stops thinking and starts guessing...

Past couple of weeks we have been working on mastering counting money- quarter = 25, dime=10 nickel=5 and penny=1. There are times she gets it right and does awesome job. She gets that 3 quarters = 75 cents, and 2 dimes= 10 cents. But other times she does not for instance- today= I asked her how much is 2 quarters and one nickel and her guess was 65. And so ON... It was very frustrating for me because hour before she got all her answers right and suddenly she could not do it... My poor Gabriel should be "promoted" to second Grade right away--- because we constantly repeat everything for Regina, Gabriel has mastered A LOT OF second grade things.... my little smart@$$.
So this makes me wonder- how does her brain works? Why she does so well sometimes, and not so well other times. Why she has delayed response other times( Not very often- like for instance she answers my question few seconds later, or I ask her to pick up her stuff, and she answers to me few seconds later... there are other tiny things I am not sure about , I noticed that her left side of face twitches sometimes, or she uses it bit more than right side.. I KNOW, she has had 2 brain surgeries, and lot of radiation , and lots of chemo and she LOOKS INCREDIBLY good .
But i am starting to notice these "tiny" things now. ...

I just hope that she does not give up and continues to study hard, even though she hates challenges..:)

At school she loves to hang out with teachers and Gabriels classmates. Her fave is her first grade teacher. Every time I pick Regina up, she passes Mrs. Miller. SHe gets very upset with me when I tell her that MRs. Miller is busy with her other classmates. She has to run to her and give her hug, or at least YELL OUT LOUD.. BUY MRS. MILLER... IT is really sweet:) She also talks about Mrs. Stanley often..

I asked her why she does not play with her classmates? BUT I knew answer already- Regina does not like rough play, or ball games, or loosing, or kids making fun of her( happened couple of times).. She likes playing games that Younger kids play. I do not minds,.. as long as she is happy... But I do wish she played more often with her own classmates... She has great classmates. :)

4 comments:

Jerri said...

I don't understand how anyone could pick on Regina. They are probably just jealous of her because she is so cute!!!!!!!!!I visit her site everyday just to see that cute little face.

Silent Reader said...

Don't worry Regina's mummy. My healthy daughter also like Regina. Hours before she can master all the maths question given by the teacher and she can score perfect for spelling. But once Sponge Bob or Rolie Olie Polie or any of her fav cartoon starts - she suddenly forgot plus and minus. They just hate challenges sometime. So don't worry just be happy as long as she is happy.

Kathy said...

I think I'm still kind of in shock that she's actually done with treatment, and doing well.

I think I'd be surprised if school wasn't a struggle, it is for us, next to medical issues it's the next biggest thing.

But this is a battle that you are blessed to be fighting and I know you know that.

So keep up the good work and give Regina a hug from us. We think she's awesome.

Sleeping Beauty said...

Kathy--- I am in shock also. I still feel like in few days Dr. Is going to call us and tell us--- bring Regina in, her 7th round of chemo will start tomorrow..lol. Well, on 13th, she will start year long or longer oral chemo/accutane... Yesterday Regina had a headache... Today she had leg and hand pains...