Posts Tagged ‘summer vacation’

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One more day before the kids are set free for summer. One more day before I actually have to have plans (and, oh, I have plans.. but they’re not entirely organized yet). One more day to make sure we have all the phone numbers and contact details to keep the boys in touch with their friends over the summer. One more day.

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It’s the first day of summer vacation, I have a fresh cup of tea, and I’m feeling the need for a bit of a meandering ramble.

Yesterday was the last day of school. The boys were pretty wound up and I was happy to get a chance to chat with their afternoon teacher in the morning before school. She is a retired teacher who was brought in for three afternoons a week for the second half of the school year to offer an enrichment class aimed primarily at the SK kids entering Grade 1 in the fall, but #2 was lucky enough to be allowed to participate. She seems to have been quite charmed by the boys and has been very generous in sharing little stories about what all the kids get up to in class. I quite like her — she reminds me of teachers I had as a kid — and the boys really enjoyed her class. It gave me the chance to hand along our little “gift” in person and thank her for the wonderful work she has done with my boys.

All the teachers seemed to enjoy the “apple cozies” I made for them. I had made a couple for the boys earlier in the year, as they refused to eat bruised apples, and the teachers had commented on them. The boys and I thought it would be a nice spin on “an apple for the teacher” if we gave them each one of their own, so we picked out yarn colours and I knitted and felted them and stuffed them all with a nice shiny Granny Smith.

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