|JJ forgot to take a picture of me reading to the kids so we had to do a posed one at home|
This year his birthday came the week before the big testing time and the students were preparing for testing so they postponed it for two weeks so everyone could enjoy it and have lots of fun with it.
On Wednesday was my big day and it happened to be the day for them to wear wacky costumes. I took a picture of JJ's before she went to school and put on her Horton ears. When I got there the 2nd graders were out to recess and it was rainy, cold and very windy! In fact JJ's umbrella blew inside out and it took about 3 kids and her to put it back to rights!
|JJ is ready for school. Nike and Moguli can't figure out who she is!|
JJ has 23 students with six being girls! The boys are very cute but a handful. Anyway they learned my name and that I was Mrs. Jones' mother. A little girl whispered to JJ, "How old IS your mother?" JJ told me later. We had to laugh at that.
It turned out that all the 2nd grade teachers decided to bring their students together to hear me read Oh The Places You'll Go! By Dr. Seuss. The room we gathered in was interesting. At one end was a little stairway to nowhere with a platform at the top that the kids called the stage. One of my escorts took me up to the top and that's where I was to read while all the kids sat on the floor. I decided to sit on the top step to do the reading. It went pretty well but I had on my glasses that are graduated from close to far and sometimes I had trouble reading the words--oh well, 2nd graders are very forgiving. The kids then sang me the song they were going to sing in their St. Patrick's Day parade the next day--all 4 or 5 verses of Mollie Malone.
Some of the wacky costumes the kids had: dyed hair, a bright green wig, a little boy with a Pamper on his head! The teachers had mismatched clothing and crazy hats. JJ's Horton ears were very big and flopped back and forth when she moved. I had on a Cat in the Hat hat.
|A closeup of JJ's Halloween shoes and mismatched socks.|
Tonight we are going down to the Gold Dust Casino for corned beef and cabbage. I noticed that potato leek soup comes with it and little boiled red potatoes! Yummmm! Maybe I'll take a picture of our meal tonight for all to see.