Saturday, May 30, 2015

Just when I have decided to blog again, my internet goes down!  It is just too hard to type my iPhone so I will have to wait until they fix my internet.  I will sure miss it since they won't come until Monday or Tuesday.  Have a nice weekend everyone.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Again not a lot to write about.

Went to school this morning and the kids are getting wilder and wilder.  Today was the day of the math test. 

Each student was given a folder to put up in front of them (so no one can look at another's paper)...then the test is handed out.  It was two pages with 4 problems on each page.  The first four were addition problems and the other page was subtraction.  The teacher reads the question and then gives the children time to answer.

But I forgot...before that happened there were pencils to be sharpened (by me) and erasers to be found.  It's the end of the school years so both are in short supply.  But somehow we manage to get everyone ready.

First question was something like this ....there were 5 birds on the fence...3 more birds landed many birds in all. 
Well...two weeks ago this would have been easy for them....but since I haven't seen any math done in the last couple of was like asking them to write the formula for an atomic bomb or something.  I was sitting at one table beside a girl that begged me to sit with her.  "Grandma" she whispered..."help me."   I said that I couldn' was a test.  She started crying.

I moved to another table.

Next question and the little boy sitting next to me said "I need help Grandma"   So again I whispered that I couldn't....It was heartbreaking.  More that half the class turned in papers that were incomplete...but there was some surprises too....some children that I thought wouldn't know seemed to have no trouble at all.

When I left school today I was worn out.  Six more days to go.  I stopped to think about that and realized then I wouldn't have anything to do to keep me busy.  I will really miss my days with the kids then.

Today I learned that there is a chance my daughter who lives in Florida might be moving to Alabama.  I don't know anything about I wish I would have gone to Florida with my friend tomorrow....I might not get to go again.  That is just sad.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Memorial Day

I hope everyone had a happy memorial day and was able to reflect on the people who have served in the armed forces to protect our freedom.   I had plenty of time to think about it today since I stayed home alone.  I can remember many memorial days when I didn't even give the true meaning a was just a day off and usually with a picnic.  Maybe it's because I am older now and tend to be more thoughtful of things but I am appreciative of all those who have served and especially overwhelmed that some gave their lives so I could have the freedom that I do.

I haven't blogged in almost a year.  No real reason just didn't have much to write about.  Life is about the same for me.  My knee is so much better.  I only have a little stiffness if I sit too long....but I am able to walk without pain!  (For someone reading this that didn't know I had a total knee replacement and was recovering when I last wrote. )

I am still doing the Foster Grandparent program.  This year I was in a kindergarten class and just loved it.   Last winter I realized one day that hardly any children had neck scarves....I felt bad for them because it was so cold so I asked if they wanted me to make them one.  Of course they all wanted on so I had quite a job to get them all done.  Here is a picture of them with their scarves

Altogether I made 19 scarves....several children were absent the day of the picture. 

We sure had a good time this year.  I can't believe that all these children now know how to read
and also some are great writers.  Just this last month I started teaching them how to play chess...some have caught on quite well.

If you notice I have a new profile picture.  My hair has changed....don't know for sure if I will keep it like this (blonde) but I will try it out for this summer.

I have also joined a fitness center and am trying to get in sure is difficult as we get older!

That's about all for now.  Be back soon.