|Rar and a notice to PLEASE cut the grass|
|Thanks for the windows and doorknobs, Rar!|
Also, in celebration of having finished this gargantuan teaching portfolio, let me take a moment to reflect on my reflections. I turned a corner at some point with this crazy thing and actually got excited to make it all fancy and thorough. It's really reminded me that even though there's all kinds of things wrong at that school, there's all kinds of things right too. It's been an inspiring reminder. Whenever I've done assignments for it at school (meaning, there's been tons of things I have to do in the classroom before I write about it and submit student work samples for the portfolio), I feel so ... sound. Doing those things made me feel like such a good teacher. Sigh! Someday I'll teach in the right capacity. Certificate available 7/1!
Today we stopped at an Open Barn. We drive past this stable all the time and wave to these happy horses who wear coats too far into the year. The lady was so animal-intuitive! She talked to us for a solid 45 minutes about her horses. She said, "I can tell the kind of day you're having by the way my horse reacts when you're on it." Isn't that incredible! I know animals know auras and storms and cancer and everything else but to hear such evidence (she provided examples!) was so astounding. I was astounded!
I leave you tonight with Braeden's reflections on how he has grown in the subject of reading: