That’s a Wrap!

Last Monday seems like approximately forever ago. I don’t mean that to sound terrible; it wasn’t a terrible week at all!  Life is settling down a bit; classroom routines (making choices for literacy) and life routines (taking public to church) are becoming normal. 
 
There were a few highlights, though!
 
-good sleep!  While the beginning of the week saw nightmares and insomnia, a quick email, prayers, encouragement, and restful sleep followed. Absence makes the heart grow fonder!
 
-child safety training. Why, you ask, was this a highlight!?  Because it was hands down the best training I have received on issues of abuse. It was not a fun topic, but it was fun to learn in a well-taught class. 
 
-weight training. Given the history of osteoporosis in my family and the positive impact of weight-bearing exercise on bone strength, I decided to give it a try. It was quite challenging but fun!  Marla showed me the <del>ropes</del> weights, and I was sore for five.days.solid. Clearly, it’s going to take some time.
 
-an awesome job.  Friday was an especially fun day in grade three. The kids are totally into their Egypt research, and it makes for fabulous, authentic teaching moments!  Two friends were working on confirming the design on the pharaoh’s hat. They saw it in <em>Egyptian Cinderella </em> but we discussed how that may or may not accurately reflect history. They were so excited to find it in a reference book!
 
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