Oh my goodness! I have the most generous students (and parents). This entire week has been a crescendo of generosity with gifts showing up on my desk each morning. It really means a great deal and helps refill the bucket. I'll be writing thank you notes individually, but I know some of you read this blog so I wanted to acknowledge your kindness.
School is out! The table is full, and the family is gathered around the Wii playing classic Pac-Man. Life is good.
Even the fact that I had two more agents reject me is not coloring the holiday cheer I feel! Tonight is the stake council Christmas party and then, I can just hibernate. Until we go to Houston. But then I can hibernate. And write more queries to more agents.
Last night was our winter holiday concert. It went not too badly. The 8th grade was quite good. The 7th grade, which is the least musical age in all of human lifespan had a few rough spots but did reasonably well by their lights. Except the last note of one Hanukah song that was off so much that I started laughing--which made the kids all laugh. The 6th graders were quite good, too. Poor 7th graders. It's such a rough time for kids and that shows up in their singing. The boys' voices are all changing and the girls all want to be as quiet as possible and not stand out. Good times.
I really liked the music was sang--we did some Hanukah songs, a Turkish song, and then some secular Christmas songs, like "Sleigh Ride" and "Winter Wonderland" as well as more sacred selections, like "Do You Hear What I Hear" and "Carol of the Bells."
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