Monday, November 19, 2007

One down, two to go!!

Well, you gotta love a three-day work week! This week can't go by fast enough. I can't even believe I'm saying that, considering I only worked one day last week. This upcoming 4-day weekend may be just what I need to recharge my batteries.

Ms. Jackson, my sub, left me another wonderful note about my class from Friday. Plus, she left them a bag of Twizzlers as a treat. Thank you, Ms. Jackson!
She actually left me her phone number so I can personally call her whenever I need a sub! Too funny! I so appreciate that she actually followed the lesson plans I left. She seems like a dream.
I got ANOTHER new student this morning. He's a twin, so Dori has his brother in her room. Mom was really adamant about not splitting them up, but that's how we normally do things at our school. She wasn't thrilled, but apparently the Big Cheese got involved, because he personally escorted them to my room this morning and introduced me to mom. Little D.D. was fine, but his mom obviously had some issues with letting go, and managed to stand at the doorway, cooing and waving, just long enough for him to start crying. Then she started the whole "babying" thing. She had to take her older daughter to her class, so she asked if she could take D.D. with her. Of course, I said sure, since by now almost 15 minutes of instructional time was wasted with all the disruptions. When she brought him back, he was still a little teary-eyed, but as I kept telling his mom, I knew he'd be fine within 5 minutes of her leaving. And sure enough, he was! Mom asked if the two of them could sit together at lunch. Not an unreasonable request. However, Dori and I played it by ear, and once we got to the lunchroom, D.D. asked if he could sit with his brother (and the brother asked Dori the same). I pointed out his brother, and said, "See, there he is. You can see him and wave to him, but you have to sit with our class, ok?" and he was fine! We did let them sit across from each other at snack time, which made them both happy. So far, they seem like two really sweet, well-behaved boys, not to mention pretty bright.

Here are a few more turkey recipes. I hung them all out in the hallway this morning, and they've been providing some much needed laughs to all the grownups.

This one cracked me up while I was taking his dictation! At the end, he says, "I KNOW how to cook!" so matter-of-factly, I had to write it at the bottom so I would remember that he said it. He had me rolling!

Humor helps us to think out of the box. The average child laughs about 400 times per day, the average adult laughs only 15 times per day. What happened to the other 385 laughs?---Anonymous

Well, C.B. gave me all 15 of those laughs with his recipe :) Actually, thanks to my babies, I always get well over my 15 laughs per day. They keep me young. At least young at heart!

1 comment:

Mary Beth said...

Oh - these bring me back to when I was teaching kindergarten. I used to have them do recipes all the time and it was a RIOT!