I walked Alise in this morning - I don't do that very often, but I had tons of things that I needed to return to her friends from this past weekend - and because great minds think alike, this is similar to what we gave Ms. O this morning for her back-to-school happy! We simply had too much going on yesterday to take it to her, so we waited a day.
I forgot to take a picture of the one we did, but Mrs. O was SO excited! She hugged Alise AND me! She told me that she prayed for all her students this morning. I nearly cried! What a GREAT teacher (I hope I still feel this way six months from now when I'm beating my child over the head with a notebook)!!
Yesterday, Alise's reading teachers - yes, plural. Don't EVEN get me started on that whole saga - had them fill out a questionnaire about themselves. One of the questions was, "How many books have you read since second grade?" What does MY child answer? 46!! Forty-six books?! She is living in a dream world! When I questioned her about it, she said, "Mom, they said give your best estimate!" Estimate my butt! Ain't no way she's read 46 books since second grade!!
Y'all, I'm worn out! A half a day of school yesterday plus art lessons last night just did me in! I just get so worked up every year over school starting. It's like an adrenalin rush and eventually I crash. I don't think I've fully crashed, yet, though. Next week will be bad!
So for what it's worth, we're enjoying the last two full days of homework-less nights and plans are to enjoy this last weekend as well. Hope you can do the same!
P.S. I'm back to menu planning on Monday!