2. Jonathan is in the process of finishing up a college application. There's so much more to say about that, but for now I'm going to let it stand on it's own.
3. I've had a fairly slow week and I'm hoping to carry that out throughout the weekend...and for the entirety of the year! I went out for coffee with friends one night, went out for coffee with another friend another night, and
4. Three years ago I taught 5th grade Religious Ed at our church (I generally call it CCD), and it provided much fodder for my blog. This year I'm doing that again, and I've been relatively tight-lipped about it. I'm not sure if I've just learned more in these last three years or if these kids just know so much less. It's daunting to say the least. Jake is in my class. He and the handful of girls in the group know at least as much as you would expect from the average 5th grade Catholic (and probably the average Catholic adult -- "Are you smarter than a 5th grader" and all that), but the boys in the class... ho boy!! It's not pretty! I fluctuate between, "why do their parents even bring them here, they don't even go to Mass?" and "what a privilege to be able to shape these young minds" and there's a lot of "is it almost time to go home??" thrown in there too! I got a facebook message after class this week from a mom who said her boys really enjoyed class that night. I'm not sure if they got anything of out it, but I'll keep plugging along and we'll see. It's a challenge not to bore the kids who are ready for more and at the same time get the beginners up to speed. I guess this is the lot for teachers everywhere, it just takes on a little more significance when your talking eternity.
5. I facebooked yesterday about the fishy smell coming from Mary's room. It was wrappers from this Chinese delicacy
7.Jake and the other talent show winners.
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