So, after the morning announcements at school, I was walking down the hall. The person doing the announcements asked everyone to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. Through the closed doors of the classrooms, I hear the muffled sounds of children doing the Pledge.
Then, all of a sudden I hear the Pledge in all of it's glory. It is majestic. It is echoing. It is coming from the boy's bathroom. And I hear one boy say to the other: "Stand! We are doing the Pledge of Allegiance!"
I have never met the Founding Fathers. But, I am guessing that eventhey would understand that there are just some instances where it is simply better not to stand.
First, let me apologize for it being so big. I messed around with the setting for an hour, but could not get it smaller. So, sorry.
But, I love the picture. It is one of my favorites. And I love it because it shows the similarities between the two boys perfectly. And they are both totally oblivious to just how much alike they are. It makes me smile every day.
Here is a picture of everyone's first day of school.
AJ is now in the 4th grade. He is in an unusual class that is actually a 4th/5th combo. AJ loves being with the older kids and all the privileges that come with it. Although it did take us a few days to convince him he was not actually in 5th grade.
Charlie started his new daycare as well. He was there on the first day it opened and had a blast. How bad can it be when you have a Scooby Doo lunch box shaped like the Mystery Van? I shed some tears when I had to tell his old daycare we were moving on. But, he is getting excellent care at his new school. And it has the added benefit of being in the neighborhood. I am looking forward to maybe even walking everyone to school, (when it's not 112 out, that is).
It was also my first day teaching art. My first day went well. Even though I did the teaching, I learned a ton. I learned that fifth graders love to express themselves and kindergartners have the attention span of gnats. It was a challenge to switch gears from class to class. But, it is getting better. I am getting more organized and realizing what specific things will make my job easier.
I got home to find these flowers and note from Shawn. I think he was more excited for me then I was. It was pretty cute. However, I am getting pretty sick of a certain Van Halen song.