Tuesday, July 8, 2008

all about butterflies: day 1

first off, i am happy to report that the kids did really well on my fourth of july trivia challenge. they remembered a lot of the answers, and afterwards we played a "game" in which we tried to name as many states as possible. eventually we got to all 50, with a lot of prodding from my assistant and i. but a good time was had by all.

yesterday we had our first All About Butterflies meeting. 22 kids showed up, and each kid got their own caterpillar in a cup. first we had a discussion about the life cycle of a caterpillar and i reiterated the rules of proper caterpillar care (ie: do not shake your caterpillar). then all the kids named their caterpillars and made little place cards for them. then we did a coloring sheet about caterpillars and butterflies. the whole thing was super cute. and i told the kids that any time they are in the library they can visit their caterpillar. next monday we will do another caterpillar/butterfly related activity (to be determined), but it is possible they may already be in cocoons by then! oh, these caterpillars grow up so fast.

p.s. All About Butterflies was the highlight of my day yesterday. the rest of the day was kind of horrendous. i won't even go into an incident i had with an employee stealing candy from the children. nope, not even going to mention it.


*Bitch Cakes* said...

You reminded me of the time I was in 3rd grade and I bought stuff at the school bake sale. I brought it home, but I later discovered that my mom ate most of it.

All I'm saying is I totally have the potential to steal candy and sweets from children (it obviously runs in my family!). But it's because I'm a sugar addict. Maybe your co-worker suffers from the hideous disease.

Stupid sugar!!!!!

Miss Dewey Decimal said...

had this employee made some sort of confession to me regarding an uncontrollable sugar addiction, i may have been more sympathetic. instead i was met with a whole lotta attitude and then i was given "the hand." not cool. not cool at all.

The Lady in Red said...

In that case, said employee deserves a punch to the throat. I hate "the hand". You showed admirable restraint in not slapping the candy right back out of him/her.

PS: I lurk on your blog all the time. I'm a friend of Sheryl's. :)

Miss Dewey Decimal said...

i know you Lady in Red! i see your comments on ms. bitch cakes' blog all the time. glad you are lurking around here as well!

i know, i really did show a lot of restraint. i think it was mostly because of shock. i replay the whole thing in my head, imagining all the clever things i could have said ... but didn't.

*Bitch Cakes* said...

You and "Lady in Red" have a lot in common- she's a wonderful teacher for ESL students on the West Coast. She's all around a super cool and amazing woman, much like yourself!