If you didn’t already know, today was the first day of October.
It was 106 degrees here, and contrary to popular belief, I do not live in the Sahara Desert.
We got one recess today. Guess which one?
No. Guess again.
Never mind. You’ll never get it.
We got the recess that said I was on duty. In other words, the one recess we got was the one that I had to go outside and cover. Supervise. Walk around in the blazing heat. This was according to the Duty Schedule.
Man, did I want to complain and growl and bark, but I couldn’t.
I wrote the dumb duty schedule.
And, people, it was hot. H.O.T. Hot. I walked around among children and mirages of pools and air conditioning units. When the bell rang, I didn’t even make sure my kids had lined up before I said, “Let’s get out of here! Last one to
a cold margarita the classroom is a rotten egg!”
I won. And I did play fair and square no matter what my kids try to tell you. I did not trip that boy, I swear. His shoelaces were untied.
Later in the afternoon, I thought it was completely appropriate and acceptable to paint fall trees. What with the weather being so . . . fall-ish and all.
I usually do “Tissue Paper Trees”, but I found this on Pinterest and decided to switch things up.