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She’s Got Skills

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Beauty in the day: rest assured, your kids are under the tutelage of professionals, folks. I know a teacher who has the same affinity for arachnids that I do (that would be a “0” on a scale from 1 to 10). I received a text from her today, this First Day of Summer School, that read, “Trying to keep my cool…..”, accompanied by the picture below.
I’ll bet the kids didn’t even know it was there. THAT’S called PROFESSIONALISM.
COMMITMENT.
DEDICATION.
REFUSAL TO CRUNCH WHEN CHILDREN ARE PRESENT.
*it should also be noted here that said text was assuredly a call for assistance; the day was so busy, I never saw it.

*epilogue:   said teacher, devoid of assistance from the Office Personnel, taught the offending arachnid how to spin math stories into her web. Note: No pigs were employed in this exercise, but a few corgis were used as inspiration. News at 11.

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Royally Regal

Beauty in the day: got out all my skills today. I thought I was using them at elementary school – how about Irish twins, almost 2 and almost 3? How about it’s dinner time, and I’ve taken the drink away so that EATING will occur? You might have witnessed a Grandma dipping chicken nuggets into ketchup, and “oohing and ahhing” over the exciting prospect of eating such delectable fare ( he went for it, by the way). Well, I can tell you that Jaffrey learned Princess etiquette for all things, from requesting her crown to be returned from an inquisitive uncle, to eating ALL of her pterodactyl chicken nugget (because that’s what a real princess does), to waiting in a regal manner for her turn on the “Planes” riding toy that her brother was on. Bring on Prince Harry – she is Regal and Ready.

Thumbs Up

Beauty in the day: there is a 1st grade teacher at my school (of course there is). She will periodically send a student to the office with a request of some kind. Can she have some pencils; would I be willing to make me an extra copy, she’s short one; could I answer the question on this note; could she have some more band aids for the classroom – that kind of thing. Along with these requests, she sends a page of stickers, and if I perform the grand favor, I get to choose a sticker for myself. I have a lovely collection of these. Today I chose a glittery orca whale, and the boy that offered them made sure to tell me that I had made the best possible choice.
People, there are skills you have to have to do this job, and picking the best sticker is a good one to have, because you will get a “thumbs up” from a kid who is watching you. April 16, 2015: Success. 👍🏻