Well, here it is. The LAST DAY of school!!! I have enjoyed being my daughter's teacher...I really have. It has been so insightful to see how her brain works and how she learns best. What a privilege and a blessing to be able to see that and know so I can better help her in the future. Having said that, I am SO glad to be DONE! No more lesson plans for THIS teacher. At least, not for a while. :) After the summer, my sweet first-born will be a second-grader! I refuse to think about how old that makes me. ;)
The next exciting thing going on is teaching little 3-5 year olds at church on Wednesday night. I know, I know...didn't I just say I'm so glad to be done with teaching, lesson plans, etc.? But this is different. Never thought I'd be doing it because my degree is in HIGH SCHOOL education, not preschool. I really enjoy it and we can just go all out and have tons of fun for about an hour every week. And the most important thing is getting to teach them about God and what HE does and has done for us. What is more fulfilling and rewarding than teaching children about Christ? We are using the Canadian version of Focus on the Family website. They have a program...meant for use in families, really, but it still translates very well to my small class...called Kids of Integrity (www.kidsofintegrity.com). It is an AMAZING program! We focused on being a good listener last week and last night we talked about our communication. It's been so much fun. AND...the best part was...I wanted to get those little rugs that you can put on the floor. You know the ones I'm talking about? The little sample carpets that you see at the flooring store, or Lowe's, or Home Depot? Well, I called around yesterday and I found a small flooring store just down the road that was willing to give me as many as I needed. Yes! The kids LOVED them and they really help to settle them down (except for my three-year-old, of course) for story time. I LOVE them! I will put a picture in once I get a good one of them.
A friend of mine just blogged about making homemade peanut butter cups and I cannot wait to make them! Doesn't that just sound absolutely yummy?! I have been enjoying (a little too much, I'm afraid) the dark chocolate Reese's peanut butter cups. Not a huge dark chocolate fan, but I love those! So I'm thinking about making them for Monday. We're probably going to a Memorial Day parade close here. There is one, just a few miles away, that they say is the largest in Colorado. I love parades...marching bands and horses are my favorite, I think. And living in Denver, there seems to never be a shortage of them. So that makes me happy. :) Anyway, after the parade, we'll be hanging out at my folks, grilling out and such. And, hopefully, eating some yummy homemade peanut butter cups! I'll let you know how it turns out.
Well, that's about it for today. The next thing on my list is to change this blog background. It's driving me nuts! I messed with it once a long time ago and messed it all up. Sorry about that. Right now, I'm off to enjoy the summer off of school! :)