Friday, September 23, 2011

Happy Fall!

It's pretty fitting that this would be my 100th post.  
I really love living where I can experience all of the seasons, 
but Fall knows that she's my favorite. ;)
To celebrate my 100th post, I believe I will have to do a giveaway very soon...

     My school year is off to a great start.  I have a small class with fun, eager learners.  We are having a great time getting to know one another.  My favorite memory so far (and definitely in my top 3 memories of teaching to date) happened last week.  I am not a teacher who gives a lot of homework.  We pretty much work from the minute they come in until it's time to go home.  I explain to the students that the way I look at it is if they will give their 100% during the day, they have earned some fresh air and exercise and time to relax at night.  
     Well, last week on Monday we had worked really hard the whole day.  We had stopped to go to Library and lunch and the rest was work time.  It was ten minutes til 2:00 and I started to switch activities when I glanced out the window.  The sky was blue with big puffy clouds -it was gorgeous out there.  I started to say, "Let's take out our Social Studies books," but I hesitated.  I said, "I think we should...  Right now, I think we should... go outside for 10 minutes."
     One of the boys in the back of the room says, "Whoa!  I did not even see that one coming!"  Straight face, just absolutely amazed at this turn of events.
     I loved that moment and will treasure it forever.  And it might just make me go outside for ten minutes a few more times this year, too. :)

I have won two more giveaways in the last couple of weeks!  And I got a surprise package from a blog friend.  Blessings from blog land.  Treasures all.  I will share pictures this weekend, hopefully.  Right now, I have to get ready for one more day of learning.  

I hope everyone has a wonderful first day of Fall!!