Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Newest addition to our family...

Nope...not pregnant, just the two cutest, cuddliest, kittens ever!

Since moving into a real house Nicole and I have increasingly thought about getting a pet. Coinciding with this desire was a family at our church whose cat had a litter not too long ago. It didn't take a whole lot of convincing on their part for us to agree to take these two kittens off of their hands. We're not sure exactly but we think they're around 6-8 weeks old. Here are some pictures for you.

Nicole has named the white and black one "Pounce" and the smaller, gray and brown one "Cuddles" - I'm sure you can figure out why :)

We're really happy to have them so far.

Saturday, October 27, 2007


greenville is funny to me these days....

Yesterday my school had an assembly to help all of us "Just Say NO" to drugs. Our featured speakers were the Tiger mascot (always a favorite) and the homecoming king and homecoming queen from the high school. The Homecoming king- the quarterback. The Homecoming queen- the cheerleading captain. Classic.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Only in Greenville...

So, I have a funny Greenville moment to share :) Today, I learned that you can change the dates of holidays to better fit your schedule...

I was in a grade level meeting this afternoon planning our "fall festival" when I heard a co-worker mention that the kids were going to be crazy next Wednesday, October 31st due to trick-or-treating. In agreement I said, "Yeah they get pretty excited thinking about going to get all that candy." My coworker then corrected me, "Well, they'll have already gotten their candy the night before." I then asked, "Oh is there some community party on the 30th?" And all my coworkers informed me of the following: No, there is no party; however due to Wednesday being a "church night," the powers at be in the community decided that Halloween will be observed in Greenville on Tuesday, October 30th. So if you want to dress your kiddos up and go out, you better be ready... the bell at the fire station will ring at 6 p.m. when you may begin asking for a free candy handout and you better be heading home at 8 p.m. when that bell rings again.

I kid you not... this is for real, though I had a hard time convincing Eric. At least, I can celebrate "Reformation Day" on October 31st with a good conscience ;)

I wonder when Thanksgiving will be...

Update! I found the link from the city's website on Halloween's date

Saturday, October 20, 2007

The 99-1 Circus

I just discovered this education article, and all I can say is Amen, Amen, and Amen!

The title is "Are Private Schools Really Better?"... but note what the article is really about :)

*Particularly note the comments on testing and why there is a gap (I guess I agree with those Democrats and teachers unions!)

Saturday, October 6, 2007

What Would You Do With $16???

So... a school funny :)

This past week I have been collecting field trip money to go see a Winnie the Pooh play at a very nice theater in Montgomery... which because it is in Montgomery and is nice costs $16 per child.

Money has trickled in slowly (no surprise there), so on Wednesday this week, I hadn't yet received much money... however, I soon realized that this did not indicate the money hadn't been sent by mom or dad.

I have several spacey children (after all they're five), but I have one sweet student who is classic "space cadet*" at its best! For example, if I was to say "go to your seat," this student might end up over by the trash can, carpet, or maybe even the cafeteria if I'm not careful to pay attention. So on Wednesday, we did our typical afternoon routine: get our your backpack, get our your snack or snack money (a quarter to a dollar usually). *SC got very excited during this process and started shouting, "Look Mrs. Anderson... look at how much snack money I have!!!"

And as you've guessed... she did indeed have $16 worth of well "snack money." It was quite a disappointment for her to learn that the money was actually her field trip money... good thing we found another dollar for her in her backpack :)

Oh the fun of teaching pre-logical thinkers :)