I Never Was A Girl
Not addressing any current restroom issues
What I mean by this is that I never had a sister close to my age or a close friend who was a girl in my teen years. I was not sure if I had the skills or moxy to raise a daughter but I did create one. What a joyous roller coaster ride this has been. It really began when the frequent trips to the mall began and I’d walk her and her friends from store to store. Then…. THEN…. it was “Dad, we are going to shop and we will meet you in the food court.” So she graduated from Claire’s to Hot Topic, pink to black, nice saddle shoes to combat boots. If any of you know me well enough I’m kind of proud of this direction she took. Picking her up after a football game (she is in band) I always get the impromptu “Can you drive three of my friends home too?” My daughter in the front seat, three girls in the back seat and they all talk at the same time. My daughter has to unbuckle, turn around, kneel facing the back to talk to her girly friends. While riding in the car my boys are content to just look out the window, grunt a few times when I ask them a question, and hate the mall. I think she has the idea she has me wrapped around her finger by the amount of requests for money and taking her out to eat. Maybe it is because I cave only ten percent of the time, OK, maybe 90 percent of the time. I lost count when my checking account went into over draft status. I saw a meme about raising daughters and it was Spanky from the Little Rascals throwing money out the window. How true! Now I have a sixteen year old daughter that went to her first concert without an adult last week, is starting to drive, and is planning her trip to Europe after she graduates from high school. Do you want to contribute to her Go Fund Me Account for Europe? Do you want to contribute to MY Go Fund Me Account? Hmmmm, where did my princess go? A dad is curled in a corner… weeping.
Line Time Lessons:
We traveled back in time and discovered some fascinating things about certain dinosaurs. We learned that dinosaurs no longer exist and that they are extinct. We know dinosaurs exist because scientist found their bones or fossils. From these fossil we saw that some teeth were long and sharp to tear flesh from it’s prey which belonged to meat eaters or carnivores (T Rex). Some teeth were flat for grinding plants, leaves, and branches and belonged to plant eaters or herbivores (Brachiosauras).
We can now count to ten in 13 different languages (English, Sign Language, Latin, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese Dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, and Hebrew).
Peeking Into My Classroom:
Peek To Next Week:
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Thanksgiving and Pilgrims
Letter Of The Week:
Rhyming Word Of The Week:
11/21/17 (Tuesday): Harvest Party/Stone Soup
11/22/2017 (Wednesday): NO SCHOOL. Happy Thanksgiving
11/22-11/26/17: Thanksgiving Break
11/25/2017 Noon: The Game!