Can I tell you all how much I love my kids? I love my kids.
I feel like I will never not be impressed by the things that they do and say. They are so incredibly intelligent and articulate and have an amazing sense of curiosity. The kids in my car today were asking me about recessive and dominant genes on the way back from Boston! That’s stuff we’ll be doing in the spring! Ah! They were also very forthcoming with what they’d like to do in the classroom. For example, they hate sitting in class and reading from the textbook. No problems there – I think that’s boring too.
Anyway, here’s what we did today. (Warning – no pictures…didn’t take any good ones today.)
We started off the day by driving into Boston to the New England Aquarium. We found lots of aquatic animals. The penguins were adorable, but I was very disappointed to not find the cuttlefish in his tank. (Sad face!) After the aquarium, we went on a whale watch. Upside: no kids got seasick. Downside: we only saw 2 whales. The kids were such good sports about it, so it almost wasn’t even a big deal that we didn’t see a whole herd of whales. Oh well.
After the whale watch we had some time to explore Boston near Faneuil Hall. I LOVE Boston and it was so great to be back in the city again. I had a blast. Even ran into my friend Taylor from high school who I haven’t seen in a while. It was great to see him again, even if it was for a quick second.
Today was such a long day and it’s been a long week and I’m so tired. I apologize if this blog seems rushed or not detailed. I think the main take-away is this – I can’t wait to be impressed by these kids in the classroom. I think my first year is going to be a blast.