January 12, 2008

Sesame Street Live!!

I've been waiting to post this blog until I had the pictures uploaded..finally!!

On January 9th, the 5 of us went to When Elmo Grows Up (a BIG thanks to my SIL who got us the EXCELLENT seats..front row/center!!)

The kids really enjoyed it! Here's a few pictures, it's almost a blessing that our digital camera batteries decided to die on us 1/2 way through the show. We took over 20 pictures, who knows how many we *would* of ended up with!!

Work, work, work!!

The kids went back to school on Monday (January 8th) by 3:15pm I was scheduled to work 11 days this month at 3 different schools!!!

I worked this entire week at the Middle School with a 5th grade girl. Very sweet little girl (but you can tell she can be a bit of a devil when the mood strikes her). She has a reading level of a 1st grader. It nearly broke my heart and brought me to tears when I was reading, "Old Black Fly" by Jim Aylesworth, to her. This is a book that W was reading last year, when he was in preschool. She could hardly make out the simple words "the, on, my". I don't think she has much support at home.

I love working within the school district, but it's kids like this that makes me go home and cry because I hope what little I do makes a different somewhere. Such a simple, simple, SIMPLE thing to read to a child, and it makes such a HUGE difference.