snow day.

In all my 23 years I have never once been granted a day off from school due to snow. Well today was my fisrt, and boy do I feel that my childhood was quite deprived.

I was able to organize EVERYTHING and prepare for the big move (down the street). Productive days are amazing.

It may have posed quite an inconvenience as I try to help my children learn as much as they can to have a day off from school- but this week I actually have to be in ABQ with both of my assistants for a Pre-K Institute, so it managed to work out that this week was just for re-teaching skills anyway! And plus, yesterday I discovered that my afternoon class has been coming along with learning their letters, so I feel comfortable letting a day go to waste due to snow. PLUS- have you ever tried to keep 40 active 4 and 5 year-olds inside due to bad weather? It can get pretty ugly- they need their outdoor play, snow days are good for Pre-K.

Nico said something funny yesterday....

Nico: Wow, I like your hair- who did it?
Me: I did!
Nico: Oh cool!

Ha ha, and it was only pulled back into an elastic headband. He's so cute.



I should be putting on my bright clothes for the Adopt-A-Highway community service project.... but I'm going to take a quick minute to blog since it has been so long.

Thanksgiving break was just fantastic. Enough said.

I have a page of delightful quotes from the week that I can't wait to post! But I think my favorite quote was when Izabell ran up to me, hugged me and said "Ms. Toll, I love you so much!" See why I just love my job?

I wish I had a million dollars so I could give my kids books for Christmas. I feel like they need some great books to read over the break. They love story time and I would love for them to have some great story time moments with their families. I need to start a book drive for them maybe. Hmm....

I have big dreams to create my own Children's book..... so maybe that will be a start.

Hasta la vista.



I love every little detail of my job. I loved setting up my classroom as I anticipated the first day of school- from the 3-D reading tree I constructed out of butcher paper to each little name tag that I had handwritten, laminated, and taped down to the desks. Then I loved the first day of school, meeting all my awesome kids and handing tissues to all the teary-eyed parents. I love meal times, when I get to sit and talk to them about kid stuff like Transformers or a day at Grandma's house. Then there is the excitement of a Monday, when I get to introduce a new letter to them and their tiny little hands create the loudest and most exciting drum-roll you could have ever imagined. And I look forward to their magnificent dance moves that they bust out when the class is rewarded with a dance party. Everyday brings something new and it never gets boring, I always have something to laugh about, or be excited about, and sometimes even cry about. I love my job because I get to spend my days with 40 of the coolest 4-year-olds on the planet, and I love getting them ready for Kindergarten... and the rest of their lives.