Friday, August 17, 2012
I may not have mentioned this before but my Mom retired at the end of school last year. While I was on vacation in California, she was asked to come back and teach Title 1. She agreed, as her heart belongs to Title 1. There has been none of the stress and late hours of the last two years in 2nd grade.
My school year has not started as tranquilly as Matthew and Mom's, but it's been ok. There has been alot of loose ends and questions that are starting to be tied up. I will be working in the middle school this year for an hour. I'm surprised I didn't turn white yesterday when I found out, it was not a welcome discovery. But I'm sure that it will go much better then I'm scared it will. I'll gain some experience and maybe come to like working with that age group as well. For sure all grades will come to know me this year. It has been fun to have so many kids greeting me and hugs from quite a few.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Last night Matthew really wanted to play MarioKart. We said that we couldn't because his Dad had broke the disc in half, because he got so mad at the game, the night before. Matthew said, "Did you really?" "Yup" we said. He got up, marched over to the Wii and pushed the eject button. He crossed his arms like a parent and faintly tapped his foot. When the disc came out whole, he turned around, looked at us sternly and said, "Does this look broken to you?" That was it. We died laughing.
In other news, we decided for me to keep my job with the school. Matthew and I will be headed back home again in a few days to prepare for the 1st day of school, Aug 16th. Our baby is growing up. I may cry. We've already done the back to school shopping here. I wanted to take a photo, Phil vetoed it. I suppose it's silly, but I wanted a visual record of it.