I was going to include a little rant about something I got over email today (not personal, just not a cool email), but I think I'll do that in a different entry since I want to f'lock it.
As such, I've got nothing of great importance to say. It's been a strange week in the world (lots of shootings, and then today in Arkansas a day care provider accidentally served windshield wiper fluid to 10 kids in lieu of Kool-Aid - no, really
), but not so much for me. For me it's been a more or less standard, even good, week. Yeah, I'd like to be done with this SAS (which I suspect is going to run over word count - sorry, eddyfate
!), because I'd like to have my evenings free for Assassin's Creed
, movies, family time, sleep, etc. But really, I've got nothing to complain about.
Tell ya what: Here's what I've been doing in therapy lately. I've got this awesome book of stories, mostly fairy tales, with some good illustrations (there's a version of "The Little Mermaid" in which the pictures look kinda
Vince Locke-ish, which is neat) and pre-made worksheets in the back. The worksheets work a variety of skills, which is awesome because it means I can use the same story for most of my kiddos and then work on everything from phonological awareness to vocab to inference/prediction to articulation etc. The story of the week is "The Three Wishes," in which a woodcutter and his wife get three wishes from a fairy (in return for sparing her tree). The man inadvertently wishes for sausages for dinner, the wife gets mad and wishes them to hang from his nose, and of course they have to use the last wish to get the sausages off
(whereupon they eat them and are glad to have dinner that night, which is more than they had going in).
The kids like it, not least because the picture of the dude with sausage on his nose is funny. But I always lead into it by asking the kids what they would wish for. Mostly it's to be rich, one kid wanted to live forever because he's afraid to die, sometimes a kid wants to stay healthy or something, but mostly it's riches, cars, big house, etc.
So, while there are things I'd wish for, I'm happy to be eating tonight (though not sausages, more's the pity, but they're a lot of points).( And now, the final chapter in this particular story of Edge of Midnight. )