Yet another month has BLAZED by since my last post. School (work) has me so busy this year, there isn’t much time for things like blogging, Facebook, personal email, etc.
I’m only working with 4th grade this year via a Team Teaching / Co-Teaching model. Our 4th grade Inclusion Homeroom teacher is Mrs. Shockey. We have 26 students. The kids are with Shockey/Ecklor for Math, Science, & Social Studies. Then they switch classes for Reading & Writing with Evans/Ecklor.
Ryley got to dress up 4 times this year for different Halloween activities. Last weekend she was a cheerleader princess for the Stockton Fun Run and she dressed as a princess for Spooktacular at the Jax Zoo.
Friday night we went trick-or-treating at the Avenues Mall with some friends (cheerleader princess again). Then for Halloween, I made her a giraffe costume. We had found a giraffe print hoodie that inspired me to make her a full costume. I made a tail, mane and horns and sewed them onto the hoodie. I painted a pair of pants with a giraffe print to match the hoodie & then made her some hooves.
Wanna see something CREEPY????
We took Ryley trick-or-treating in a neighborhood near where I work and parked on the side of the road. There were a couple small trees in the area between the sidewalk and our vehicle (foreshadowing). When we were finished Ryley was tired, so Jerry carried her back to the Explorer. I went around to the driver’s side (on the road) to unlock it, while Jerry crossed the grass from the sidewalk to the truck and headed between the two trees.
Luckily his “spidey sense” kicked in and he spotted this ‘little’ guy (more like 3 inches) right in front of them building a web between the trees. I have no idea how I managed to get out of the car without running face first into the thing. The shock probably would have killed me!!!
Being a ‘come here’ to Florida, I have no idea if this guy is poisonous or even what kind it is. So if anyone knows, please fill me in!
Can you IMAGINE walking FACE FIRST into it???? AAAAAHHHHHHHH
Check out my Facebook albums for more photos from Halloween and other recent events!
From the Heart,