Thursday, November 15, 2007

What Have I been doing?

Fiona and her classmates on field trip to the pumpkin patch.

Fiona's Harvest party at school.

I've been asked,"What are you doing since you've stopped working?" One thing that I've been doing is helping out with Fiona's class a lot. I've been on several fieldtrips including one to the river where it just pored down rain.(My phone will never be the same!) We were soaked to the bone with coats on. To the pumpkin patch where they had pig races.(The kids loved it)
I've come to help out with some art projects. They did metal bugs using metal kitchen utensils, pans,etc with copper wire to go on the garden sign at school.( I take a picture and post it soon)
This week they did salt dough tide pool creatures. One day we made the creatures and the next we painted them. It is interesting to see how each kid does art. Some are quick and just do it, some are metaculous and slow, some are very colorful. It is inspiring me..... I have some fun things I want to do for Christmas floating in my head.

I've had a lot of fun helping and have to say I really respect Fiona's teacher. She is very calm and soft spoken with the kids. I've been to help a fair amount and I have yet to hear her raise her voice. They all seem to really love her and respond well to her. A day with 25 first graders and I'd be pulling out my hair by the end of the day! I think teaching is Ms. Shannon's true passion. I know that Fiona is in good hands and that is a comfort.

1 comment:

Heather said...

I love that first picture of Fiona with her classmates. I have a picture of myself that is almost exactly the same! And it is so great to be present in your kids' school. I remember being so happy and proud when my mom came to help. I'm sure your girls will feel the same way.