Wednesday always seems tough because my teaching buddy has the day off.
We got through calendar, printing and chalkboard spelling. We tackled even and odd again today. Some kids were saying they don’t understand, but I think they are making it more complicated than it really is. I am frustrated that I can’t just take the small group who is confused and let the rest move on, but unfortunately small group work doesn’t seem to be allowed.
This afternoon we started a new program- Fin’s Friends. The kids loved it because it is presented by a puppet of Fin, the mascot of o it Vancouver Canucks hockey team. My voice was very sore by the end, but they were excited. We started talking about what makes us happy. Five and six year old children are so sweet! They know I love ice cream so many of them also wanted to say that. It was neat to hear what made them happy once we got past that. They were super excited about the puppet , even though I don’t even try to hide the fact I’m talking. It will be neat to see if we can go a little deeper next week when the newness wears off.
The end of our day was our usual outside playtime. The weather is supposed to turn tomorrow so I wanted to make sure we got out in the sunshine today.
I see I got a message saying that children are no longer allowed to use hand sanitizer and must wash with and water. Well, I guess we are going back to an hour and twenty minutes a day of hand washing:(. Thankfully, a parent very kindly brought myself and my teaching buddy a big bucket of chalk today for the kids. I am especially thankful for the bright, kind moments right now!
I had no exercise today because I had physio right after school. I then got a couple of errands done and then dropped off a birthday gift for my oldest brother as it’s his birthday today. I really didn’t want to clean the bathroom today, but managed to get it done:)
My friend Cori has a birthday in just over a week and I am trying to get a toque made for her. I am following another Estelle pattern and it is interesting because this toque has no ribbed brim. I guess I will see whether she is happy with it.
Well, I’m going to try to get the last ten rows done before bed.