There’s so much to love about Wednesdays. This year, I’ve been going in to work in the kids’ classrooms on Wednesdays – Calder’s in the morning, Seneca’s in the afternoon. During my hours between I sometimes eat lunch with the kids or have them play games with me instead of watching another clip of a movie during the incessant stretch we’ve had of inside recess! Sometimes I help the secretaries in the office with projects they might have like clipping box tops or preparing for Kindergarten Round-Up, and other times I run errands or finish up a few projects I might have of my own. Regardless of what exactly I’m doing, we all look forward to Wednesdays since it means just a little more together time.
Today, I was able to join in on some of the March is Reading Month fun in first grade by helping kiddos pick out their next books to read tonight. It was pretty sweet how they thumbed through the books and finally settled on the one they thought was perfect for tonight. Following that, I helped prepare a Dr. Seuss sequencing activity their teacher had planned – despite it taking a little longer than we had time for, the kids did a great job and had fun too. Plus, we were able to tweak it a bit to make it a more streamlined process for kiddos to finish in the time they have at their station tomorrow.
In Kindergarten, good ol’ Dr. Seuss was happening there too, as kids were finishing up their Seuss Story which included a fictional creature the students created and nonsensical rhyming words. It was cute seeing some of their creatures and the imagination they put into their stories and their illustrations. After writing, we moved into math time where the students were starting their first day of measuring weight. There were some great questions and pieces of discussion about heavier and lighter objects. Then, the teacher brought out the balances! The kids were all pretty focused as the teacher demonstrated how it works and modeled some questions they might ask about weight. Each group was thrilled to have their own scale and most of them took turns nicely.
A trip to the chiropractor near the end of the day meant the kids had to leave a little early, but only to return to the middle school afterwards where Garth met us with dinner! Pulling up a chair, we all sat and enjoyed our dinner, laughing and talking, and Calder occasionally spinning so much in a chair that he started feeling sick.
Food was finished and the kids and Garth headed off to our last stop of the night – AWANA. We love Wednesdays, especially the ones when I’m prepared enough for someone else to warm up my food, and business enough to be so thankful for health and wellness, for family and personal growth. After all, what could be better than dinner in the teacher’s lounge and lunch in the library!!
Disclaimer: I can barely keep my eyes open, so bare with me as you read….
This post was written as part of a monthly challenge sponsored by Two Writing Teachers, to encourage writing and community.
The goal is to write a Slice of Life entry each day throughout the month of March..