In the last two weeks, Iâ€™ve written my end-of-the-year exams, my exam study guides, my last tests of the year, and my summer reading projects for the grades Iâ€™m teaching next year. (Iâ€™ll have more later on the uncharted waters my sails are set toward for the 2013/2014 school year.)
So forgive me, but since Iâ€™m in Q&A mode, having written more essay, short answer, and journal questions than any one woman should have to write in a lifetime, this post will be a series of haphazardly placed Q&As. Why break precedent, right?
Q: What do you do when you are a second grader and find a crab trying to hide in the sand at the waterâ€™s edge?
A: You repeatedly drop shells in front of it, just to make it pop out of the sand, claws extended.
Q: What would make a teacher fall and scrape up her knee during passing period while attempting to walk on a flat, dry, unobstructed surface, at an ordinary speed, to her next class?
A: If the teacher is a certain Island Mom, absolutely nothing.
One student later described Thursday’s incident as looking like I suddenly decided to sit down a minute (you know, on the floor in the middle of passing period with the teenage masses swarming around me). Yeah, thatâ€™s kind of like it felt too, except for the deciding to part. Of course, my lack of schoolmarm shoes that day probably didnâ€™t help.
Q: What happens when a kindergartener gives an impromptu puppet show with her princess dolls?
A: You donâ€™t actually see the puppets most of time.
â€œDo you want to dance and sing?â€
â€œOh, yes, please! But first, let me change my dress!â€
â€œI think you should wear the blue one with the sparkles.â€
â€œOh, good idea, but I did wear that yesterday, so maybe I should try the yellow one!â€
â€œWait, wait, wait! I just thought of something. Maybe we should have tea first.â€
â€œOh, good idea!â€
Q: What happens when you let your second grader take a video on the beach?
A: He follows everyone everywhere.
Q: What happens when you live by a super-sized sandbox?
Q: Whatâ€™s next up on An Island Mom?
A: Finally, as promised, Iâ€™m finishing up an installment on the series The Other Side of Crazy: Relocating to an Island. Iâ€™m slow, but I get there eventually.