Wednesday, September 11, 2013

WOW, it's Wednesday!

My friend, Emily, at Curious Firsties is throwing a party. I can't seem to stay away from parties.


So, what has gone unexpectedly well for me? That is the question she has posed for those of us attending her party.

I have no pictures, so a list it is...

1. I felt sicker today than I even did on the weekend. Allergies turned into a cold. What makes that wonderful? Here's why...before school even started Mrs. Jones came to my room. She was wired on energy drink and an awesome class project idea. Her enthusiasm rubbed off on me, and as we went to pick up our students, I knew it would be ok today.

Really, truly, I went through 1/2 of a box of Puffs (no generic touches my nose, not even Kleenex), sneezed a couple dozen times, and still we (my kids and I) had a great day. After school I saw my face in the mirror and could not believe it--white like a ghost, but still smiling.

2. On a whim today I asked my kids "How do we read?" (I wish I had a picture of their answers). They came up with great answers! Not even prompted by me! What I remember: use the sounds, start at the beginning, read ALL the letters/sounds, if the word is long--break it into smaller bits. There are 3 more that I can't remember. I think tomorrow we will attach some drawing to the idea, ala Emily's post today.

3. Supper is super hard at my house. Busy people, hungry people, picky-eating people. Tonight was a simple pan-fried chicken thighs, garden green beans, and local gala apples. The boys both had seconds on the chicken and said it would be ok if I made it again (like in every week, until they tire of it). Amazing! WOW! 

Yep, a good Wednesday, with some surprises. I knew about this linky early in the week, but didn't want to plan ahead for it (like I do for Five for Friday sometimes). To have three wonderful events, and the thoughtfulness to recognize them, is better than words can describe.
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  1. ALYCE!!! I am so beyond excited that you linked up! And that you read my post about the reading strategies. I am so glad your students did so well with it! What a great moment. I can't wait to see your pictures :)
    Thank you!!
    Curious Firsties

  2. That's great that just when you were needing a good day because you didn't feel good, not only did you have a good day, but a great day! I sure hope you get to feeling better soon!
    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  3. Hope you are feeling better soon!
    Claritin has been my best friend for two weeks!


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