This weekend was a really nice one, though, I wish it would last longer.
Josh's parents, brother, and puppy came to visit. They got here Friday evening. On Saturday, we hung out, took a nice walk, watched the Mountaineer game, and had lasagna and wine for dinner. But before all of that, I had my first performance with my new students!
I was asked to have a group perform at a local church for "Community Fest"... basically a carnival-type thing minus rides. Since our arts-integration theme this year is China, I had kindergarten do an "authentic" Chinese ribbon dance to some really cool Chinese music. I have two deaf students in kindergarten, so to highlight them, I decided we would do the entire performance based on visual cue cards. I sent the permission slips home. Out of 90-ish students, only 25 kids signed up. Sad face. Only one of the deaf students signed up. Super sad face. ANNNDDDD.... only 6 kids actually showed up. Very sad face. But they were still cute and did a great job. I will post some photos soon!
Today, Josh's parents left and I went to the gym, we had leftover lasagna, I bought my first yoga mat, we started to plan Josh's Holiday Program, and now I am relaxing and getting ready for bed. And I am sad that the weekend is over...
I always say that. Me: "I hate waking up early" "I don't want the weekend to end" "Why can't we have three day weekends?" Then come Monday morning when I get to my very own classroom: "I love this job" "This is fun" "Look at those cute kids!"
Although we do have a three day weekend this weekend AND next Monday is a professional day!
Kindergarten Quote of the Week:
Mrs. Mengel is getting very annoyed with one particular student, "A", who is constantly talking and bothering other kids.
Me: A, Zip it!
A: Oops, sorry! (And zips up his pants)