It's March 25th. Can you believe that? Where has the time gone? Only three more months left in the school year! This makes me really sad. I'm not ready to leave this kids yet. They have become such an important part of my life. I've come to love each and every single one of them. I'm going to cry my eyes out on the last day of school. They are just SO funny. For example, this morning when one of my students YELLED "have you guys heard whats going on with the health care bill? Them republicans are CRAZY!".
This week has been very interesting. We've been doing Iowa testing the past three days...which means that from 7:55 to 10:40 AM, the kids are testing. Then we start first hour at 10:45, and just have shorter class periods. It's been nice to have shorter classes, but the days still seem to be going even longer.
Last night the four of us went to the Red Wings game. I'm so glad we went, it was fun. It happened to be a game that Lauren was attending, as well as my sister and her husband's family. In fact, my sister's husband's nephew got stand on the ice during the national anthem and participate in a shootout after the first period. Adorable, little Gumbel out on the ice :) Anyways, it was fun and good to see Lauren, my sister, and Dave. Go wings!
I've got two new books to read, both recommended to me by my dear friend Jena. One is called Piece of Cake, a memoir by Cupcake Brown. There's a lot going on in this book, but a constant theme of child abuse, sexual abuse, drugs, and alcohol. I'm about 200 pages in, and I've already cried, laughed, put it down out of anger, and refused to let go because I was so involved. It has me emotionally attached the same way that the books A Child Called It or Push did. It may be even harder to read now, because I know so many of my kids are dealing with issues that reflect the ones in this book. I do like it so far, though. The other book is called Firefly Lane. I'll start it when I am finished with Piece of Cake, but it looks promising :) Plus, Jena's a genius, and I trust her opinion.
This weekend should be pretty quiet, I'm just ready to go home for a week and 1/2 for spring break.
Oh, and since Idol official sucks this year, here's a video from one of my faves. Look at her go.