It ended for me last night around 11:15 pm when I finished my stint as Homecoming Dance chaperon. It was an excellent week all due to the hard work of my teacher buds, Cindy and Nancy, who organize the whole thing.
(They would give credit to their Student Government kids, but nothing happens without the energy and dedication those two teachers bring to the mix)
It all started last Monday with each day of the week being a different dress-up theme ... all related to Dr. Seuss ... the overall theme for the week and the parade.
Pretty wacky week, but we did manage to learn a few things in class and keep moving forward ... I'm talking about the teachers of course ... the kids ... well, I'm not sure about them.
Thursday night was an intramural Olympiad between the classes. The top left pic below is from that event as are the 2 bottom pics.
That's not Junior in the whipcream/cheeseball pic, even though it may look a little like him. The rules for that little competition involved 3 classmates, one with whipcream applied to the face, one blindfolded and throwing cheeseballs, and one giving throwing directions verbally to the blindfolded thrower.
Most cheeseballs stuck to the face won.
The upper right photo is from the Junior Class float and coincidentally, that's Junior in the Cat In The Hat costume.
The tug-o-war pic was from a 4 way class vs. class battle. The Junior class didn't win that one, but they did win the overall competition and the coveted inflatable vinyl trophy cup.
How about that shot?
That's Junior snatching a ball out of the air. He took it and ran down to the 8 yard line and a touchdown resulted a play or so later.
Eight times he kicked for extra points and 8 times he put it smack in the middle of the goal posts.
We won the game with room to spare so there was much jubilation in Whoville that night.
In other news:
- I haven't taken a nature shot all week! This whole work thing is really interfering with my photography/adventuring thang.
- Friday night, I had a neat experience involving a box that sat upon my classroom shelves for 14 years ... perhaps tomorrow I can share that tale.
- Bear now weighs 91 pounds and it's all muscle folks.
- I weigh 166 and it's a mix ... heehee.
- I have snow peas to trellis in the garden and a row of baby collards that are doing well in the deerproofed garden plot.
- I think I will scratch in some lettuce seeds around those collard plants today.
- The mantle has the first coat of poly on it. When it warms up today, I will second coat it.
- I built a temporary scaffold to hold the mantle while the final wiggling and matching of rods to holes occurs later today or tomorrow.
- I took off Monday as we have Veterans Day off on Tuesday, so maybe I can find a bit of Floridaunatural to share with you before I return to the salt mines.