Since starting the private blog for my Kindergarten class, I have neglected this little corner of my world. That fact alone is a marker of what life is like at the moment! Awake at 5:30am, at work by 7:10, I breathe the crayon-scented air of a busy classroom for 9 hours/day.
80% of my students are the youngest members of their families. They like to talk and expect undivided attention! S L O W L Y, they are learning to raise their hands and wait to be recognized. But even I can admit that some of our funniest moments have sprung from unsolicited dialogue! J. spontaneously bursts into a Michael Jacks*n montage, V. wants to know if Abraham liked water from a well, C. shares that the Bible people didn't even have toilets, and A. asks M. why "she be cryin' all the time". (Good question!) One child is reading at a second-grade level and another is cutting like a two-year-old.
This week we will study apples and take a field trip. I can't wait to hear their observations of the farmer's market! Let's just hope the toilet is open for public use. ;-)