Does January seem rather long to you? Jan. 1 seems like FOREVER ago to me. One more week and then the LOVE month. We have birthdays in February and I'm planning on eating quite a bit of chocolate. I am also planning on eating cream eggs and chocolate bunnies as soon as the Valentine candy has been replaced with the Easter candy.
I've been drinking tea at school. Tea seems to go well with poetry. Yesterday the reading class painted, too. We copied a poem onto the middle of a big page and then watercolored around it. Such art! I played great Mexican guitar music while they worked. It was a very good day.
Even though some of the sixth graders are beginning to grow up into the rocky period of being a teenager, a lot of them are still very childlike. I love it. Innocent faces. Messy hair. Open-faced smiles. Precious.
I'm very glad it is Friday. I miss home and I love Saturday morning sit arounds.
This is Millie's baby hand holding my heart brooch. Aw. Look at those fresh pink fingers and the cheerful printed sleeve.
I must stop at the store today to purchase some promised donuts for the afternoon class (they were great for the substitute teacher last week). I'm going to stroll down the Valentine aisle and see if there are any irresistible goodies there. Oh, and I hope I remember to buy some chocolate for break time munching. What is your favorite chocolate treat?
Love love love coming your way . . .