Anyway, it's good to be back.
This school year is going to be a difficult one because, out of 28 kids, 19 of them are below basic or FAR below basic. I have 5 kids who don't even know the letter sounds. Did you know that smile begins with an "l"? Well, I didn't know that either...sigh...I'm going to have to work with my low, low, low group on intensive phonics and keep the above-average kids busy! HOW in tarnation does a kid get into third grade without knowing his or her beginning letter sounds? My grandson, who is 4, already knows those sounds...It is going to be a L-O-N-G school year!
I went up to the horse ranch last weekend, but nobody was there. The owners were away at a horse show. I did let out a couple of my horses (individually) in the arena for some R&R. They are always happy to get some