Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Dropping like flies

Well it was an interesting day at work, that’s for sure.  The day started off with another beautiful blue-sky and gorgeous sunrise.  (Now if only I didn’t forget my camera at home…doh) 

I even had my friend come for a visit this afternoon.  I love these gals… such quiet neighbours.


As for school, today’s big event was called “Battle of the Books”.  This is a fun event that happens each February for grades 3 to 6.  Students read a selection of books between October and February and today was competition day.  The grade 3 and 4’s read 10  books, the grade 5 and 6’s read a total of 8.  I think it’s awesome because it encourages reading, fosters friendly competition and nurtures the love of books in young people.  At the yearly Battle, teams of 2 or 3 students then have to answer 30 questions based on the books they read.  The winning team of each grade at our school then goes on to the District finals at a later date.  Many of my students participated in today’s event.  I’m so proud of them.  My students came in 2nd and 3rd place. 

equalUnfortunately in mid competition and in front of a full gym, I had one of my students throw up all over the floor.  I knew something was up because he was very quiet and lethargic ever since coming to school.  Poor guy.. he must have been so embarrassed.  Shortly thereafter, another one of my boys got sick too.  I tell you, these days the kids seem to be dropping like flies.  It seems everyone is sick these days…some sort of nasty gastrointestinal flu going around… I’ve loaded up on Echinacea and green monsters, so here’s to hoping I won’t get the bug too.  That’s the last thing I need right now. 



Nothing too interesting tonight.  Tomorrow will be another leftovers night, so I thought today I’d make myself a little bagel sandwich.  I bought some Gluten-Free Poppyseed Bagels at Walmart the other day and thought I’d give them a try.  Since all GF bread products are frozen, I find it’s best to heat them up when eating.  Except that I don’t own a toaster, so I had to stick it in the oven.  The bagel wasn’t bad, just a bit dry I thought. 

That’s it for tonight.  Off to work on an art project for my class. 

Have a wonderful night.




  1. Very cool blog!!!!!!!Good job!

  2. Everyone I know has been sick lately... I can hardly believe I've managed to fight it off as well as I have... lots of vitamin C and green monsters!! :)