Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Drew's First School Program

Drew was in his first school program this past Friday evening. It was a special "Around the World" evening at school with a program in the gym and an open house with special food and projects in each classroom. Drew's preschool class chose India as their country, so the children were supposed to wear Indian-looking clothing or the colors of the Indian flag.
For Drew's costume, I bought a women's linen shirt at the thrift store and cut it down, rehemmed it, and put the smaller sleeves back in. I was amazed that it worked as well as it did!
Here is Drew's class on the front row and the kindergarten class behind them.

The preschool and kindergarten classes sang a song together at the beginning of the program. Drew found Jim in the audience and waved to him.

Here they are singing "Jesus Loves the Little Children." They did a great job!

I wish we could have gotten it on video! Drew was very intense as he sang - he almost looked angry!

I was playing a couple of roles at the program that evening - proud mother and fourth grade teacher! Jim had to be the photographer in the audience because I was sitting with my class. As of last week, I am the temporary fourth grade teacher at our school. The previous teacher left mid-semester, and the principal was struggling to find a permanent replacement for her. He called and asked if there was any way that I would consider filling in for a few weeks while he tries to find a teacher to finish the year.

I wasn't sure what I should do since Drew is not in school full-time yet, and I'm in the middle of a high-risk pregnancy. Jim and I talked and prayed about it. We decided that I would give it a try, and that if it was too much for our family or if I started having any kind of health troubles, I would stop.

My first week was busy and tiring, but it really went very well. I have a great class with 11 students, and I am really enjoying my time with them. Drew is going to school three mornings a week, and my mother in law is keeping him for us during the rest of the week. Jim's schedule has freed up quite a bit just this past week since the days have gotten shorter, and he has gotten an assistant for the off-season. He is picking Drew up from his mom's house every afternoon, and he has taken on most of the cooking. He e-mailed me with this week's menu, and he seems to be excited to be the cook at our house for the next few weeks. I am so thankful that he and my mother-in-law are filling in for me with Drew and at home. They are really trying to help me make this work, and I appreciate their help so much! It should be an interesting next few weeks for all of us!

1 comment:

becka said...

Love the little boy in the white suit! Drew's shirt turned out great. I'd love to see Jim's menu plan for the week. :)