In other news, my favorite holiday (Groundhog Day) is just around the corner and I have done something ONLY I would do in our school. I have convinced my students that the holiday is A-mazing (which it is) and they are stoked for it to get here. I mean, they are wanting to wear costumes, make cards, see if we can watch anything on a live-streaming video, etc. Not only am I doing my best to impart positive attitudes towards all people on the next generation who will make/break laws, I'm also single-handedly trying to revive the best American holiday. I'll let you know how it goes, but in the meantime...who is hoping for a shadow and who isn't? Just wondering because the class is split right down the middle.
I leave you with a story from today created by D (A little boy who I have a love/hate/love relationship with-he loves to interrupt me and I hate it, but I love what he has to say):
Me: So, yeah. That's Groundhog Day. Thoughts, opinions, feelings?
D: (emphatically) I hate the groundhog.
Me: (over-dramatically shocked) I'm sorry what? What was that exactly? Did you just say you HATE the groundhog?
D: Yes. I'm tired of winter. So if he sees his shadow, we are going to have some issues.
Me: What if he doesn't see his shadow and spring is coming?
D: Then I will love him. I might even make him a song.
Me: Oh, I see. You have conditional love for the groundhog. I see the game you're playing.
D: I mean, I like winter, but I'm tired of being cold. I want to play outside. I know it's not his fault and I shouldn't blame him, but, but. (Sigh) My relationship with the groundhog is..........complicated.
Yes people, he went there.