Jeanne and I worked at Morey on Monday then moved on to Regency Park – one of my favorite schools because I usually teach Project Ride Smart here in May/June. On Tuesday, we were joined by Georgene Cooper, Rich Schmidt,and Val Sills.Two of my favorite fifth grade teachers, Jim Young and Joni O’Connor (I taught Joni’s son Shawn at Westside Charter School):Yesterday I met Mr Young’s class and challenged them to remember my name until next May for Project Ride Smart. Today, every once in a while I heard someone say, “Hi Miss Arlete.” Then after recess, the whole class called out, so proud they still remembered. Smiles all around!This week I learned the Punjabi word for elbow is pronounced “COH-nee.”
More fun after work this week. I got to watch Sophia and Avery after school every day (except Tuesday) until Thais or Lenin got home. A couple of days, cousin Lauren was with us also! Sophia taught me how to fish.
I successfully caught a Sophiafish, but my pole broke when I tried to reel her in.
Some days, Carter doesn’t even hear me come in. Usually he’s sound asleep somewhere in the house.
Front flips on the couch – enough to make a grandmother’s heart flutter!
Avery is very interested in dinosaurs and watches dinosaur battles on the iPad a lot.Yay! Mom and Carson are home.Soccer practice happens two days/week.Meanwhile, Sophia went over to a row of trees and picked up a t-shirt-full of “chalk rocks”. She said it was a “second grade thing.” She took all the rocks to a farther-away location, dropped them on the ground,and covered them up with pine needles.She is now the only second grader who knows where the secret stash is. Time for Sophia’s practice.
This week, we were at Allison Schoolwhere I got to visit with Esther Sullivan who was the secretary at Sierra View when I taught there. She’s retired but fills in as a sub when needed. My team of testers is just me and Jeanne McClaren.Jeanne and I were also at Morey Ave which is only preschool, Head Start, and kindergarten. My testing space was just on the other side of a half wall from the “cafeteria.” No testing during this time for sure!Quote of the week, overheard as a teacher was taking her class out for recess. “Children, remember you many not go in the bathroom stall, lock the door, and crawl underneath the door to get out.”
This month was the annual ice cream social.The speaker was Stephanie Davis, a very successful 4-H participant. Allie falling in love with a pygmy goat:The Throwdown key ingredient was tomatoes. Catherine Green was the winner with Tomato Bread.This was my Tomato Tart #2, NOT a winner with a very soggy crust.