Alexia went with me to book club and entertained herself in the library for a while, then spent the last half hour with our book club. She loves to be with adults. I was left trying to facilitate a book club and keep them from being talked to death by my granddaughter. I think we managed a successful finesse.
She has cookie dough from her school fundraiser that she has been chomping at the bit to bake. She sent this note to my email from my iPad and I'm not even sure how she did it. She's eight!
It's been a very full week. After I posted that I was licensed to substitute teach, I got an email from a long-time friend who admitted to me that she's a lurker on my blog. She emailed me asked me to sub for her in December and offered to let me shadow her in the classroom. I did that Thursday and it was absolutely awesome. I came home knowing for a fact that teachers are underpaid. Oh, and she had lurk as a vocabulary word so tried to explain how she lurked on my blog. I am in awe of her. I cannot possibly replace her in the classroom but now I'm confident that I can conduct a class with her lesson plans. She had 22 students and she is like the leader of an orchestra.
I also learned that day, chatting with my friend and her principle, that there's a sub list for librarians. I got myself on that list today and I'm oscillating with excitement for the opportunity to be back in a library environment.
Meanwhile, Alexia took to Kumihimo like a duck takes to water. She whipped out four projects and wants to move on to satin and beads. She can't set up yet so isn't able to work independently, but she's not far off.
These are the projects she whipped out. They're all from cotton cord and so are destined to be friendship bracelets, but I didn't expect her to be so prolific and didn't purchase findings. Meanwhile she's already to move on from friendship bracelets anyway. Holy moley.