I thought the first week of school was the longest week in the history of time, but it turns out it was this week! :) We had Open House last night in the evening and I really felt like it was Friday already. I had 24 out of my 26 parents stop by, which I think is a record for me! Nothing like a 12-hour day to make you feel old! Now to write 24 thank you notes to send home tomorrow.
The other excitement-a few weeks ago I started feeling some pain in my knee. Well, it just continued to get worse and worse. I started actually having to limp around at school. Over the weekend it started to feel better, probably because I could actually stay off of it. Well, on Tuesday I'm walking down the hall and feel this "pop". Then I can't put any weight on it at all. So my doctor gave me crutches, which I could not manage-it made me too slow. So now it's specialists and tests--lots of fun and expensive stuff because I certainly have the time for that :). The kids were very sweet, helping me with my "crunches". And apparently that's what they learned in school this week because many parents asked me about it. They think I may have torn my meniscus. Right now the prescription is just to stay off of it, which we all know is just impossible for a teacher! :(
So yesterday was 9/11. I have a hard time teaching 5-year olds about this. It's just beyond their comprehension, the way the Revolutionary War and civil rights are beyond their understanding. So I read them this book (the story of it fascinates me):
A true story about a man named Phillipe who actually walked between the towers in the early '70's.
I talked about the memorial and how there had been a lot of discussion to decide what to make. We looked at other memorials and then I asked the kids to design their own 9/11 memorial.
This is what they came up with:
I am not usually one of those TGIF people, but this week, I am! Can't wait to relax a little bit this weekend! :)