Monday, January 7, 2008

We're Back in 2008

Last week's strong winter storm blew the chain link fence off its posts. I snapped this photo early Monday morning before school.

KIDS Program
I met with Mrs. Wilding and we discussed the plan for the KIDS program. With your input, we've decided to go with the plan outlined in last Thursday's post. Everyone will participate in the beginning. Look here Thursday for the schedule.

I didn't have the January snack calendar ready in December, but it's out now. Just to be sure: Belle's day is Tuesday, Blaine's got Wednesday, Bud Thursday, and Clayton Friday.

Today's notes
It was sure nice to get back to school. We started off singing, as always. After a few nervous tears, everyone is settled into their new groups.

Students drew a portrait of Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat and we've put them on display in the front of the room.

Those strong winter winds seemed to blow almost every piece of litter off the playground. When we patrolled the yard for garbage, I was able to find only a half dozen or so pieces to pick up. Daven and Elias, however, were more resourceful than I. They sifted the dirt where the fence once stood and were able to find more than 80 items of garbage, many of them small. We counted 93 pieces of trash at the end of the day.


sylvia said...

Hi Dan....

how incredibly nice from you to comment on my blog... i feel so nice reading you and i hope to listen on your blog possibly, your family 's music, please, yes ?

well thanks for encouraging, i shall try to perform better soon with illustrations....
wo'nt you believe, i can not succeed into answering on my own blog and felt as " charlie chaplin ' s firts attempt to do something in his films :-) !

sylvia said...

and i feel so sorry at the same time, for the disaster from the storm....i wish you rebuild all and wish now a peaceful winter to you.... keep on going up !

Dan Gurney, Mr. Kindergarten said...

Hi Sylvia,

If you send me a mailing address, I will send you a CD of my songs. You'll be the first in France to have them!

Thanks for your thoughts about our storm damage. The principal is going to get it repaired soon. We suffered little damage compared to some.