Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Two down, one to go...

We spent some time making the most adorable little turkeys today. They have these crazy, curly tail feathers that made the babies laugh all day. Their favorite book for the past two weeks has been "Ten Fat Turkeys." It starts out, "Gobble, gobble, wibble, wobble, do a noodle dance!"

So, all day, as each baby finished their turkey, I held it up for the rest of the class to see. Then I shook it a little, so the curly feathers went nuts, and we all said, "Do a noodle dance!" It was precious. I had intended to post pictures of a few, but of course, I forgot my camera. Maybe tomorrow...

Today was Day 2 of the after school program. It went pretty much as smoothly as Day 1. I was busy today, though, with a lot of paperwork, which was good because those two hours flew by. I actually have more to do when I get there tomorrow. I'm putting together time sheets for us on my computer, which should cut down on paperwork later. It'll be so much easier to just go in and change the dates and a few numbers, rather than fill out the monthly time sheet by hand. Once those are formatted and saved, I should have much more free time on my hands after school. I may just feel guilty about getting paid to sit there for two hours each day. NOT! I'll have time to get work done for my own class, which will be great. That's an extra four hours a week for planning and preparing. I also started making badges for all the students in our program. These badges will serve as the students' passes to come to their after school classroom. It's been time consuming, though, because I'm doing them on the computer (so they look a little more professional) and each child's information needs to be entered for each badge. I'm almost done, and that's what I plan to work on in the morning. I'm going to laminate them, and put them on a cord so the kids can wear them around their necks. (WOW! Let me apologize now for making you read this last paragraph. BORING!)

Tomorrow should be a fun day. First of all, my beautiful nieces will be coming to school with me. They only had school yesterday, and are off the rest of the week. It's like that every year, so they usually come to school with me on Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving. They are always very helpful. On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, I always have a "Charlie Brown" day. We watch the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving movie, and then go to the lunchroom to have our own Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Feast. For those of you who may not remember, it consists of popcorn, jelly beans, pretzel sticks and toast. The babies always get such a huge kick out of it every year. They think it's just so totally cool that we're eating the same thing that Snoopy and gang did. They are so easily pleased.
Enjoy!! The best part of this video is the fact that the original 70s commercials are included!

This quote seemed very appropriate in regard to my "easily pleased" babies:

A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm. ~Bill Vaughan


KBL 2 ORD 2 SAN said...

Yooo Hooo! Thanks for the blast from the past video. But my past isn't as far back as yours probably. I JUST recently saw this Charlie Brown episode. By recently I mean within the last couple of years!!! Sad, huh?

Christina Shaver said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you! Hope you have a relaxing (or if not that, then FUN) few days off!!!

ChiTown Girl said...

KBL-when I was reading your comment about your past not being as far back as mine, my first thought was, "geez, one more person to rub it in that I'm a old!!" Then I saw that you just meant you've only recently seen the movie. So, you're forgiven! I, on the other hand, truly am a geezer, and I've been watching that special every year for nearly 40 years now. Glad you enjoyed it!

Christina - Same to you and all your boys! Are you ready for the snow storm they keep saying is coming?