Happy Saturday! Happy Spring! We are having perfect weather so we took Murphie to the park this morning with some coffee and beach chairs. While we were there, a family came with two little puppies and the puppies were so so so cute. One was a blue nose pit bull (let’s not get into it, shall we?) and the other was a boxer. Murphie did a little sniffing and then went off to hunt bees while we got to know the family.
The family didn’t like me very much.
I don’t know why. I only tried to take one of the puppies home with me.
I’ve been going to Jon’s every Monday after school to read to him. His second grade teacher, Maria, and I go together. Jon makes requests for books and we oblige him, of course!
Elephant and Piggie are his favorites, along with Robert Munsch books and anything seasonal – St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, etc.
This Monday, he wants me to bring a Junie B. Jones book! You don’t have to ask me twice!
Speaking of Junie B., I read them in order (as I’ve said before) and we just got to First Grader At Last. My kids have taken to bringing their own copies and following along while I read out loud.
When I show the pictures in the book, everyone who has a copy also holds up their books so we can all get a good look.
On this particular day, I had about 8 kids following along. Plus kids sitting nearby lean over to see, too. I love it!
One of my moms told me how much her son loves reading Junie B. books (he is one who also follows along) and how surprised she is because he is such a boy’s boy and doesn’t like anything whatsoever having to do with pink or princesses or girls or anything.
I told her Junie B. is magical. And universal.
And, anyways, boys should have to listen to stories about girls and vice versa, but I’m not going to get into all that right now.
Wow – I sure am touching upon some hot topics today.
It was Teacher Appreciation week at school and our PTA moms put on another amazing luncheon for us! Our theme this school year is Super Heroes so they went that theme – we had Super Hero Sandwiches (Jersey Mikes), Super Soup, chips, salad, and amazing desserts.
The sun was in the wrong place and I couldn’t get a good picture on my iPhone to save my life so you’ll just have to picture how cute they made everything.
Each day, we also had snacks in our lounge — breakfast items a couple of days, cookies and brownies another day, and on Thursday, we had four different types of popcorn to snack on. It was a really fun week! You know if you give me food, I feel loved.
We love our PTA – they are tireless in their efforts to make our school a better place to be.
My kids crack me up when they read my Spring plays for Advanced Readers. I love hearing them read the play the way I wrote it in my head. I did not coach these boys – they didn’t need me at all, obviously! My class absolutely loves these and want more.
I really want to make another set for them – I just have to find the time.
Or I need to stop watching TV.
I’m working on Just Fold! Mini Books for April – I am determined to have these ready for my kids before mid-April.
Believe me, they let me know that I’m behind on things all the time.
They also let me know when I’ve forgotten to do things.
Or if I have a new mole.
Or if I have something in my teeth.
Or if I look like I’m even shorter today.
If you have something you’d like to see in the April mini books, let me know!! I’d love suggestions.
And that’s all.
Enjoy the first weekend of spring! 🙂