Andrew brought home his journal from third grade. His teacher took the time to answer his entries back throughout the whole year, and I'm sure she did the same for all the other students. That is a darn lot of work, and one very very dedicated and committed teacher we are lucky enough to have at our little school.
Janey and her bunny collection. When I set this little photo up, one of the kids said, "How does she already know she is supposed to put her arms around them like that?" I said, "Because she's a girl and all girls are born loving stuffed animals. It's a natural instinct."
Working on reading before kindergarten. I use Bob books and Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons. We usually only need to get to 20-30 lessons and they are off and reading.
Speaking of reading, this is what I am reading now and have been reading for weeks, and I have a stack of others from the library but I just can't find the time to sit down much during the day, and stay caught up with everything and everybody. This might not be the summer from plowing through novels but heck I'm not giving up.
My days are busy and will be for a long time, but sometimes, as weird as this sounds (and it does sound weird), sometimes I just think about how much I wish I could just live on this planet Earth forever. It's a pretty darn good existence for me, and I love it here.