There was no school today because of the recent snow. Over the weekend we got a lot of snow. The picture above was taken from my balcony when the snow had barely started....I think we got over 8 inches and the roads were a mess for a while. Today it looks like they aren't so bad...but that is in town and I am sure the country roads are still a problem.
Working at the school has been a challenge lately. I guess the children are excited about Christmas. They can't seem to sit still for very long or concentrate. But then I think there is a lot expected of them for first grade. For instance, number sentences like 2+3=5 are no longer called number sentences but equations. True, this is the correct name but hard for a 1st grader to comprehend. They are now being taught the cumulative theory....do you remember what that is? Much easier just to say that 2+3=5 is also true for 3+2=5. They aren't getting it...nor are they understanding fact families. Do you remember being taught that in first grade? Personally I never attended first grade so I have no comparison. I started school in second grade due to childhood illnesses so I missed out on a lot.
During the snowstorm I kept busy by making a to-do list and trying to complete it. I have over twelve to-do items and completed about half. Do you make to-do lists? I enjoy crossing off the items done and it actually helps me to get things done that I usually procrastinate on doing.
Today my to-do list will include...paying the remaining bills for the month, fixing the school children's gift bags, cleaning the apartment and laundry. Of course I take breaks to check messages on my new Iphone and computer and read a little on my Kindle. Most recent read was "The Color of Heaven" by Julianne MacLean. Very good book and well written. I finished it at 3:30 this morning...another night where sleep eluded me.
An update on my knee....it is better. I think now the cold is making it achy. My physical therapy sessions ended a few weeks ago and I don't have full movement but it is getting better and I think when summer gets here it will be much better than it is now. I am still undecided as to whether I am glad that I had it done. Time will tell and it is done and I just have to keep working on it.
Now to get busy on that to-do list. Have a great day!