Wow! What a day! What a week!
As I was walking home today, my mind traced back to the very beginning of the morning. The kindergarten students came for a visit to my classroom to be read to by my students. Suddenly I thought, wow, that was today! It already feels like weeks ago! Yes, it has been one of those days! Busy, busy, busy.
I started off with the usual bowl of steaming oatmeal. Topped today with strawberries, flax, hemp, and almond butter. Accompanied by frothy coffee, naturally.
As I mentioned, the Kindergarten kids came up first thing this morning. It was really cute watching my students care for the younger kids. They did a great job reading with excitement and a variety of character voices. So proud. I was trying to capture the moment by snapping pictures between nose-picking. I really don’t believe I posses the patients to teach that age level. I want to teach about social responsibility… and not in the sense of being aware of where you wipe or don’t wipe your nose nuggets.
The morning continued in a crazy busy way with putting together our class skeleton! We are now beginning a study of skeletons and my students need to learn the bones of the human body. Each kid was assigned a bone or bone group to create for a class compiled life-sized skeleton. It turned out pretty well! I have such a creative and resourceful group of students! Again, so proud!
Morning snack was another White Chocolate Macadamia Granola Bar- so, so good!
Lunch was my much anticipated Beetroot Hummus. I had enough to share with my colleagues. I was surprised that so many people actually tried it. Apparently it was well received as I came home with an empty bowl.
I ate twice that amount of beautiful bright hummus, almost all of the veggies, and the whole homemade honey wheat pitta. Kim said she could have eaten the whole bowl with a spoon… she’s known to eat a whole jar of Nutella or jam in one sitting. I informed her that this would be a much healthier option.
Fridays are always extra exciting in our class as we have a “Mystery Reader.” Any parent, Grandparent, Aunt, Uncle, neighbor, or older sibling can volunteer to be a Mystery Reader. Before someone comes to read to the class, they create 5 clues. I read the clues and the kids try to figure out who it is before they come. Today’s Mystery Reader was a mom- her son didn’t even look at the book, he just kept staring at his mother with a huge grin. Too cute.
Heading into the afternoon, things didn’t slow down. We went from one mother to another. Another mother came in to talk about our skeleton with the class. She was nervous about doing the talk in English but did a fantastic job! Everyone was completely enthralled as she talked about what exactly our bones do for us. Once she was done and I had the class to myself again, we busted out singing my more advanced rendition of “head, shoulders, knees and toes.” I affectionately call the song “Cranium, clavicle, pelvis, phalanges.” And yes, there are dance moves to accompany.
After-school- pre-tutoring snack was an apple.
Once home, the bakery was opened! Sebastian suggested making Pretend Paneer Masala for dinner. Since our local grocery store stopped carrying naan bread, I decided to make some myself. The recipe I followed suggested cooking the bread in a grill. It is still winter here so I opted to use the cast iron pan. It worked like a dream!
I did the bread and Sebastian did the rest.
This photo certainly doesn’t do our delicious dinner justice. It was amazing! Sebastian makes a killer masala!
Since I was in bread baking mode I also made another batch of pita bread.
Apparently the cats were curious about the resting and rising pita bread. Luckily it was covered by a towel!
Final bakery production for the evening: 14 buttery mini- naan and 6 pitas.
The Bakery is Closed. Good night!
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