Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Nuts and Bolts

The lovely holiday break is over.  It was just long enough for some bad habits to be sleeping until I woke up, grazing on food all day and staying up past midnight.  It was tough getting up this morning, but I knew once I got to school I would be fine.  I missed those kids.

While I was in one class, a very rough and rowdy boy said to me in a very loud voice with a very large grin.....

"Hey Mrs. H!  I got a
 thousand toys and
NO CLOTHES for Christmas!"


There's a phenomenon I've observed the last 7 years in kindergarten.  Although the holiday break is only 2 weeks, the kids seem to mature by leaps and bounds over that short time. They are still 5 or 6 so mature is relevant to that.  Most of them are reading by now....and are learning to write by stretching out the sounds they hear. 

Before this "station" got cleaned up,
 I took a picture of it for your viewing pleasure..
or as the kids would spell it...

fr yur vuwin plezoor.

The college kids are still home and the grocery bill is high.  I actually cooked last night and everyone pitched in to clean up afterwards.  I put leftovers in containers and pushed them across the island for someone to stick in the refrigerator.  This is what I saw this morning when I opened the refrigerator.

Yeah, I had had the toolbox out for a quick repair earlier and apparently I had left the little container of nails and nuts and bolts out.  It got stacked with the leftovers and Cameron,
our resident smart mouth, wrote the note. 
 Made me laugh.


  1. LOL and at least Cameron's writing has developed well!