Sunday, June 29, 2008

My Boy

Wasn't it just yesterday that I lifted you out of your bassinet, cradled you, breathed you in--a smell like milk and warmth?
Today I lifted you up to peek into the darkened window of your kindergarten classroom and you smiled so big, so eager to get going in this life.
Happy Birthday, Baby.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

My first day off

I considered today to be my first day of vacation because on any other Sunday I would have written lesson plans and possibly graded some papers. Here is a list of things I accomplished did today:
  1. I concentrated hard on my soil to see if any new sprouts were sprouting. I counted 3 new sunflower sprouts and 1 new green bean sprout.
  2. I took the Munchkin out for a green Slurpee in a green cup with a green straw. Green's his favorite color.
  3. I curled up in a patch of sunlight on the couch and took a nap (just like a cat).
  4. I scooped up the Bean's clothes each time she changed them and deposited them on the hallway floor. (Hubby did all the laundry--did I tell you he's the love of my life?)
  5. I spent time monitoring the soaker hose to see if my garden is getting too much water.
  6. I rolled off the couch at about 6:30 and made shish kabobs.
  7. I bawled my way through the last chapter of my book club book Fat Girls and Lawn Chairs.

How was your first day off (or how will it be)?

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Gearin' up for the last week

I'm trying to stay focused. If I don't, I'm afraid all craziness will break loose in room 305. One day last year (when I taught sixth grade) I had a terrible headache in the middle of the day and couldn't get a sub. I wrote the assignment on the board with a note that said "Please be nice to Mrs. ____" and I put my head on my desk for the rest of the afternoon. Let me tell you, those were the sweetest, most hardworking kids I had seen all year. Second graders are not like that. You give them an inch, they run for the touchdown. SO, I've decided to teach like its the week before CRT's. Poetry, Expository text features, Solar System, Multiplication, Centripetal force--maybe they will be so busy, they won't realize we're already down to 30 hours and 45 minutes...and yes, I AM counting.