A couple of weeks ago, Sarah said, "Mom, next week you get to cook in our classroom?!!!"
"What?!!!!" I cried out.
"Oh mom, your so silly! Remeber when you signed up to teach the kids in our classroom to cook a long time ago.?!"
Oh that!!! Crud, I thought that day would never come when I signed up about three months ago.
But alas, just like death and taxes, that day was bound to happen!!! he he he
And I learned something during my 3 hours with Sarah's 1st grade class. When on earth do teachers pee?? I am serious!! I was in the classroom for a mere 3 hours and I didn't stop the whole 3 hours and that wasn't even the whole school day. Wow, teachers are simply amazing!!! (And have very strong bladders!)
When I got to my mom's after my 3 hours with the kids, I ran right past her and Will playing with K'nex as they were trying to talk to me..... right to the bathroom.
My mom later informed me (she just retired from teaching last year), that many teachers have bladder problems for that exact reason. What an injustice to these dedicated people, even prisoners get to pee whenever they want!!
The only thing was, two of the kids were allergic to peanuts... so the teacher asked me to do two projects. So, I also made chow mein nests with the allergic children. Lots of preparation for these projects, just so I could make it look really "easy" in front of the kids. I pre-packaded all the dough ingredients in freezer bags so the kids could just squeesh all the ingredients together mess-free. I learned the hard way after doing this same project with my Cub Scouts earlier in the week and having this result......
hummmmmmm..... guess I need to revise my plan and make it... um...........cleaner!!! Hence, the need for pre-packaged freezer bags and a lot of prep work.
p.s. see the boy behind Bronson? Yeah, I am pretty sure he was about to throw his peanut butter playdough at one of the other boys. That is scouting for you!!
Reminder to self: Don't sign up for projects that will come up inevitably in the "future". The day will always come and I will invariably be just as tired and exhausted that day as the day I signed up. Crazy realization, huh?