Last week I had to help with "Aimsweb". Aimsweb is a "test" that each child in the school is given to see how they are doing in literacy; it is used to determine which students require "interventions" with their reading. This year there is a math one, too, but I'm not involved in that. Anyway, my part with Aimsweb is to give the student a word, then they sound it out; they have 1 minute to sound out as many words as they can. I only have to do Kindergarten and First Grades, but it pretty much takes all day. Which means I don't get to see my speech kids for that day. (I AM getting to the point of this... promise!) After I tested this First Grader, she handed me this pink yarn that was all balled up. "Here, this is for you," she said. I asked her what it was for, and she said, "Well, I just know you like pink." (I had on a pink shirt that day.) The next girl I tested must've sensed I wasn't feeling well...she felt compelled to give me a hug when I finished with her. Sweet, sweet kids, for sure!
We were promised snow yesterday. We woke up to rain and a temperature of 46. By 11:00 the temp had dropped and it was snowing. Thankfully no one at the Central Office panicked, and we stayed in school for the whole day. By the time the kids left, the roads were just wet, but there was some snow still on the ground. Last year there were a couple of days when it snowed after we got to school, someone panicked, and we had early dismissals just to have the snow melt by the time we would've gotten out of school. I think someone may have learned his lesson!
I watched American Idol last night. I wasn't too sure about Steven Tyler & Jennifer Lopez, but I have to say, it worked. Steven brought some chuckles, and Jennifer was sweet, but honest. That first boy they had on from NC was amazing! It's going to be interesting to see just how far he goes.
Thanks to everybody who has said prayers for my blogging friend. I got an update today, and she didn't sound very hopeful, especially with some complications she's having. Please keep your prayers coming. Non-bloggers just wouldn't understand the connection we feel with each other. Y'all ROCK!