Like every other recruiting season, I have grand plans of mountainous projects and things to get done. And like every other season, I don't get as far down the list as I would like. This week was my LAST week to teach preschool. The theme for the week was the letter Y. At the beginning of the year I bought a sesame street abc cd and my favorite song was the Y song. I tried to put it on my play list and project play list does not have it in their library (I haven't figured out how to add one with out P.P.L.) Anyway, the song is Prarie Dawn and Grover talking about the letter Y and Grover is confused and thinks his ears are on backwards and that no one likes him ( I laugh every time I hear it) So I was excited to do Y things. When I asked the kids to tell me words that started with Y (I had pictures of yo-yo, yarn, yolk, yak, yelling etc...) The kids would think and think looking at the pictures scratching their heads and finally say "YUG!" I would say,"...Uhh, yes, yug starts with a Y" and move on to the next kid who would go through the same process, look at the pictures, think so intently and finally shout "Y-y-yug!" At least 4 of the 8 kids tried to pass off Yug as a Y word. My sweet friend Jill, who I really think should have a blog of her own, gave me the great idea of Yummy or Yucky. The kids had to mark yummy or yucky of the following Y foods; yams (with brown sugar and butter) mostly considered yucky, except by Sarah, who happily ate everyone else's. Yogurt (mostly yummy), egg Yolk (not many liked the yolks, just the white of the boiled egg) Yellow cheese shaped in a Y, Yakitori (which by the web encyclopedia is grilled chicken on a skewer) They all loved to eat and say Yakitori. Yorkshire pudding (I didn't make it with the beef drippings, so it was more like a pop over, but the recipe called it Yorkshire pudding) not very many kids liked it. I bet if I had called it a german pancake and served it with maple syrup they would have all loved it, but german pancakes don't start with a Y! We played the Yank game (tug o war) a huge hit. We Yelled and played in the Yard, we sewed Yarn around a Y and played find the Y. But the very best activity was Yoga. If I ever become a full time preschool teacher, I will do yoga every day with the kids. I have never taken a yoga class, and don't know much more than the warrior and downward dog poses but I do have a dollar yoga dvd. I wish I had the kids on video, all of them trying to do the poses with the instructor breathing in and out. Every one of them said they were sooo tired and at the end of the video they had a relaxation/meditation exercises. I could not hold in the laughter. It was so funny to watch their heads bobbing, eyes fluttering all while sitting in a cross leg position holding their fingers in circles. I know if the DVD had 5 more minutes of this they would have all been asleep. SO FUNNY!
After thursday's preschool, I came down stairs to find Alayna dressed in a hat, scarf and winter coat. ??What is this?? As you can see in the picture below Alayna does not appreciate my photography. She had just finished telling me "Mom! I am told" (She still can not say her c's....or g's or r's or....)
The sun is pouring in through the windows and warming the whole house, but I think she has just been confused by the weather this week. 80 degrees Tues, monsoonal rains Wed, sunny and hot thursday, rain again friday. Seriously this bipolar weather has got to stop, Alayna can't decide between shorts or coats and a hat?...Luckily she warmed up after she made herself a piece of toast. There is never a dull moment with this little girl!
My list of projects is still long, with few check marks, Jay gets home tonight and we will make a quick trip to Idaho and he will leave again sunday night. I did get the window well ladders installed and the deck screwed off, the grill cleaned, final inspection passed, traded in his car and even went out to eat with Amy. Everything on Jay's honey-do list is done. Although I didn't post much, I did enjoy being able to sit down and catch up on a few blogs. Maybe next week I will check a few more projects off my list.