I wrote about this on my kindergarten blog today, but I’m sharing it here too:
Yesterday one of my students brought me his journal.
“I wrote you some singing words,” he said.
“Don’t you want to hear them?”
“Of course I do.”
He proceeded to sing “You Are My Sunshine” and then he said, “I wrote those words for you.”
How sweet is that???
We are all in a sunny mood this week because the gray skies have left us. It isn’t warm enough for recess yet, but we are enjoying the bright sunshine. Perhaps the worst of our winter is over. I spoke with two friends yesterday who are as ready as I am to begin our gardening. I saw a man at WalMart buying seeds. There is hope.
I can’t remember being such a grouch about winter when I was a child. For one thing, winter meant a break from most of our field work. We pruned and tied the grape vines, but for much of the winter I was inside, warm, and reading books. Mom was also free of some of her field chores and spent the winters making bread and cookies and cakes and big pots of soup. It was a restful season.
Now we expect our lives to be busy and convenient 365 and 24/7. We make plans and appointments without regard to the weather and then we are upset when snow or ice or rain prevents us from doing what we want. I remember telling my mom that I couldn’t wait to grow up because then I could do “what I want, when I want to”. LOL Little did I know that in addition to a spouse, boss, and others, I would have the weather to rule my life! I wake up each morning and check the weather report before I even decide what to wear.
Oh well. As long as winter gives us a little sunshine now and then I shouldn’t complain. I hope you see a little of it and it warms your body and soul. Have a great day!
These photos are some of my "outdoor" favorites.