There is nothing better than a birthday party. Unfortunately it was supposed to be at the park near my house, and it turned out to be cold and windy. We crammed inside and had a great time anyway. Kids picnicked on a quilt in the living area, adults moved through the rest of the rooms. We did bundle up for a piñata outside!
|Ingrid celebrates being five with friends, and little sister Imi.|
|Imi gets to hold one of the birthday gifts! The perks of being a little sister.|
It was a pleasure stepping into a youngest primary classroom for a morning, working with four young students who were writing stories about their trips taken to learn about their unit topics. One boy, studying trucks, told me so many facts about big trucks, and then wrote them down. This is not my favorite age to teach all the time (too much middle school in me), but I celebrate the excitement these students had in telling about their adventures.
My obligation in the one classroom is lessened, so I was able to be home a bit more this week. It was nice to be able to do some things around home that were needed without doing them late in the day. And Wednesday, I celebrated 61 days of posting, all of March and April. Whew! I'm proud that I did it, but it was great to take Thursday off!
Finally, a lucky thing. I check my credit card several times a week, and this time, I found an entry that meant someone else was using the number. I feel so fortunate that I caught it, have made arrangements to protect the card while a new one is issued. Don't forget to check!
It was so windy all week, and today was calm and lovely, supposed to be near 80 tomorrow. Could this be real? Hope I can celebrate that in the coming days! Here's a quote that helps: "Weather is a great metaphor for life--sometimes it's good, sometimes it's bad, and there's nothing much you can do about it but carry an umbrella." Terri Guillemets