Sunday, March 23, 2014

My Dr. Seuss Costume!

(This may be the shortest blog post I have ever written.  Here it goes!)
 
I promised I would share photos of my costume for Dr. Seuss Day this year.  It may have taken me a few weeks, but I am keeping my promise!  :)
 
 
"The Cat in the Hat" socks are from Target.

 
"One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" boxer shorts and red leggings are from Target.

 
"Green Eggs and Ham" earrings I bought from a shop on Etsy.
 
Aaaaaand.....

 
"The Cat in the Hat" costume and accessories were a gift from my mama!
 
 
Okay, one more random thing that warms my heart...I just have to share.
I work with a group of 5th grade boys.  I truly enjoy each and every one of them.  They are definitely my most difficult group, but they really are great kids.
 
One of them in particular challenges my thinking and my way of teaching every.single.day.  He is known throughout our entire school for his undesirable and defiant behavior and low academic levels.  Yet he is an extremely insightful and intelligent student - despite what others will claim.
 
Recently I learned that he has an interest in building, fixing, and flying airplanes, jets, and helicopters when he is older.  (Ambitious, right!?)  Well, wouldn't ya know it?!  My sister-in-law was in the Navy where she worked on airplanes.  You better believe we hopped on the computer that very minute and started a conversation with her via e-mail.  The two of them have been e-mailing back and forth almost every day now for the last couple of weeks.  He has more and more questions to ask each day - I am getting the impression he is giving this all quite a bit of thought outside of our ESL time together - and she is so graciously taking the time to answer all his questions.  Thank you, my dear SIL!  <3
 
Anyway, my point... when my 5th grader wrote in his journal last week (which, by the way, he usually HATES to do), this is what he very willingly wrote: 
 

 
"I would like to be in the Navy because it would be fun and exciting."
 
YES!  Now I cannot predict this child's future, but maybe...just maybe...if this will give him something to hold on to...something to work for...then our time spent discussing it was totally worth it.
 
Okay, so this blog post was not as quick as I was expecting.  Haha!
 
Thanks for stopping by!  :)