Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Cookie Day

This is my children's third week in school, so I guess it's time to write about their first day! Here are all their smiling faces.
Emma has to retake Spanish 1 here, but I told her that she would really know it when she came out of the class and since it is the basis of knowing the language I think it's worth another pass at it. They did say she could walk over to the high school and take Spanish duos over there, but I wasn't so keen on that idea. She also wasn't signed up for Algebra like she was suppose to, but she has decided that if she wants she will take two math classes in High school one year to get her to that goal in the sky of Calculus- (like she cares!- I don't think Math is her love!) Overall, I think she is enjoying her classes and teachers however!
Samuel got a male teacher this year who loves science. The first day he came home telling me about all these physic assignments they were doing. His first assigned homework, in fact, was to figure out how to put 10 small nails on the top of one large nail.
Joseph was given a teacher that I hadn't heard from other people about. Several people had told me that there were some yellers in 2nd grade and had told me several of the non-yelling teachers names. Since I didn't recognize her name, I thought she might be one of the yeller. I called up and asked to have him moved and they didn't deny a thing when I said why. The lady on the other side of the phone referred me to the person that could possibly move him. I told the new lady that Joseph couldn't handle a yeller and it was best to move him now then have me come in a week and have me insist that he be moved. She again didn't deny that this teacher wasn't like that and proceeded to give him another teacher. I would have never done that in my younger years- I am usually not a complainer or a send food back kind of girl, but I have learned to stand up for myself and my family a little bit more, lately. Joseph really likes his teacher and seems to be getting on pretty well. The spelling lists they sent home for the year, though was a joke. I am afraid he will be doing a lot of the same things he did last year.

I saw someone in the blogosphere say that when they moved, they instituted Cookie Day, so they could meet the kids in the neighborhood. I thought this was a great idea, so we decided to do Cookie Day on the first day of school each month.We have done it twice now. The first time we had Peanut Butter chip/Chocolate chip cookies and the second time we did $250 Cookies. The kids love it. They yell and wave and scream, "it's cookie day!" Today they got so excited the bus driver had to stop the bus to make them all sit down before he would open the doors. I think Max enjoys it as much as everyone else! The post office lady even gave him a dollar for being a big helper the first week we did it!
Have any good Autumn cookie recipes for October?


Amy Skinner said...

I have a great pumpkin cookie recipe. It's from weight watchers.
2 boxes spice cake
29 oz of 100% pumpkin pie
1 pkg of chocolate chips

Mix together. Bake at 350 for about 10 -16 minutes