I had a pretty good day. They were the fifth graders I have been revisiting all year long. For some weird reason, the teacher keeps asking me back.
Of course, last time, I illustrated my customary subnotes. It began with a submarine. The second picture was of a surface warship going fast(destroyer with a bone in her teeth) it was placed near where I described an outburst of one of my students. When I described my resolution to the problem of the student, I drew a picture of a submarine firing a torpedo next to it. At the very end, when I described the way the kid came back to class after visiting the principal, I drew a picture of the surface ship sinking. The sub won. I think she appreciated the metaphor.
When I got off work I drove to Cora's work and went inside. She suggested I take some pictures to supplement the ones they had up that were several years old. This, of course, meant I would need to have the camera and a tour. by chance (not really), I had the camera with me. You never know when you will get a picture worthy of blogging...for instance, the "Club" picture I shared the other day. (I would not run around with the camera if it wasn't so small. It fits easily into a pocket)
So, we went around and took some pictures. We will see how they are received. In the meantime, here is a picture of Cora and me...don't I look cute in a bump cap? We had just been in a cold room, so if we look cold, that's why.
Today, I subbed music at the El again. Which does explain why the kids usually ask me if I am subbing for Music when they see me. The teacher said she likes me because I can manage even when she doesn't leave me particularly detailed instructions. I think that's a compliment.
I had it easy, though. The kids were composing their own scores. All I had to do was look over their work and make sure they had gotten everything right. (I can't read music, but I fake REAL good)
It was enough to build one's ego, though. As I stood just inside the doors toward the end of recess, i overheard some of the kids say, "Mr. Huffman's teaching Music! And we have Music today!!!" "We get to have Mr. Huffman!" It makes you feel good.
Tomorrow, Cora and I are having my Sister and her family up, along with my parents, for a mutual celebration of our birthdays. It seems our niece and nephews don't understand how one can have a birthday and NOT have a party. This is a nod to their needs, plus, it's a decent reason to get the family together and play Wii. Be assured we will have some embarrassing photos tomorrow!
For now, you'll have to make do with the pipes below.