songspinner: (grumpy owl)
Whew. Long day.

I had to give my kids a "benchmark" test in history (from the district), which covers material we still have 5 weeks to cover. Riiiiiight... That was a really big waste of a class period. I KNOW they don't know that stuff yet. I haven't finished teaching it.

On the brighter side, the first of the monarch butterflies we are raising emerged from its chrysalis today (in the middle of an assignment, of course...."BUTTERFLY!!!!") and so the class and I went outside after school to release it. It's a boy. (yes, there is a way to tell the difference by looking at the wing patterns) You're never too old to be fascinated by metamorphosis.

Also, I had to take a baby goldfinch (about 2 inches long) to the native wildlife rescue center for birds. Sigh. I keep a kit in my classroom because I'm sort of in charge of that sort of things now, so I hope this one survives. Nature day, apparently.

And a nice sushi dinner with my mom who is in town overnight for a meeting. Sweet.

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