I have completed two of my eight weeks of full time student teaching. It has been going very well and I am loving it! It also leaves me feeling exhausted and with no motivation to do anything of much else other than take care of my family, go to bed, and then wake up to do it all over again. Hence the lack of blogging going on over in these parts.
But today is the first day of our mid winter break, one full week of no school. I still have a seminar and a meeting to attend at my college, a résumé and a cover letter to compose and lots of lesson plans to write but…
So last week I asked Cody what breakfasts he would like to eat over break. During the school week our typical breakfasts consist of a variety of the following: yogurt, English muffins or toast, cold cereal, and fruit. Cody is our big breakfast eater and prefers a hot breakfast to a cold one. Here is what he came up with:
As you can see the teacher in me made him write out his menu, my excuse for this was so that I would not forget his requests not so that he could practice his handwriting. Yesterday, per his request, I created an omelet bar. It was a huge success!
As I cooked, Carter, who has really gotten into arts and crafts lately, had been at the breakfast table using markers to draw this great picture of me standing in a field next to a tree. I look a bit like a blue faced turtle but at least I am a happy blue faced turtle. The blue is groundwater, and if you look closely you can see the grass’ roots reaching for a drink.
When Carter’s omelet was ready for him to fill, he loaded it up with shredded white cheddar cheese and cut up little smokies. As he was eating, he exclaimed, “Look momma, my white cheese is blue now!” Apparently the white cheese that he had carefully loaded into his omelet, little handful by little handful, had turned blue from the marker that had not quite made it onto the paper but had make it most plentifully onto his little hands.
Blue cheese. So if you happen to find yourself as a guest at our house and Carter offers you blue cheese, consider yourself warned. You might not be getting what you expect.