Last weekend we got invited on the Sauke boat again. It was a perfect day for it. Beautiful, sunny, warm enough and the fall colors were so brillant. Good thing we went out when we did. Almost all the leaves are now off the trees.
We had Ty's parent-teacher conference today and that went well. Ty is where he should be and his listening skill have much improved. At the begining of the year, it was taking several reminders for him to listen, but now he's so proud to tell me that he had no reminders that day. She confirmed that it's gotten much better. She does a discipline technique called "Full Bucket". They have a paper bucket with their name on it and three stars attached to the bucket. If they hurt somebody or don't listen to the teacher then they have to go remove a star from their bucket. At the end of the day, they color in how many stars they have in their bucket and bring that home to the parents. Every day is a new day so they start every day with all three stars. If they lose all three stars, then it's called "tipping your bucket". The student has a conference with the teacher and they have to bring a note home to the parents that the parents have to sign. So far, Ty has not "tipped his bucket". And so far, he's almost made two weeks with completely full buckets. Only one more day. We'll see if he makes it.
I got to see Ty at his swim lessons today. He has improved so much. We go to the Dells tomorrow and I can't wait for him to show Joel how far he's come. I also can't wait to see how Deacon handles does there.