Welcome to Day 6 of the 31 Days of Slow Cooking. Today I’m featuring sloppy Joes.
The Imaginative One is a Boy Scout. For the past year, he’s tried to get all of the requirements done so that he can move up to first class. On Tuesday night, he met up with an Eagle Scout who helps with the troop to assure he has all the requirements done. Then once he got home from the meeting, he called the advisor who holds the Board of Review so that he could set up an appointment. Next Tuesday, he’s going to meet with the advisors so that they could determine if he’s ready to move up to first class. I’m so proud of him.
We also had his parent teacher conference. One thing about the Imaginative One is that he is a big reader. When he crossed over to Boy Scouts in February of 2015, he would read during the majority of the meetings instead of paying attention. As time passed, he has become more and more social. Any who, Hubby was told that the teacher didn’t know if the Imaginative One was paying attention in class because he will socialize at times. It turns out the class is the English Language Arts class. One of his Boy Scouts buddies is in that class. I never thought I would hear that about the Imaginative One.
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Yesterday I was talking another co-worker about my first year of teaching. Somehow one of the other special education teachers got permission for the students on my caseload to go on their swimming field trips and community field trips. That’s never happened since that first year.
One of my favorite of the field trips was the one where we went swimming, Cub Foods, McDonald’s, and then to see Emperor’s New Groove. I don’t know how we got by with that kind of field trip. We certainly could not do that now.
When we were at Cub Foods, we were suppose to be given a tour of the grocery store. That didn’t happen so we divided the students into groups and walked them around ourselves. I was not familiar with the layout of the store and ended up taking my group of students down the alcohol aisle. To be honest it was drinks with a small section of alcohol in the middle of the aisle. One of the students pipped up “My dad drinks that stuff.” At that point I walked even quicker down the aisle.
On that day I was mortified but now I can laugh about it 16 years later.
I am a special education teacher by day and a mother by night. Sort of like being a Superhero.
Lots of my stories are about my students or my two boys. Both keep me entertained.
Right now all I am hearing about from the students in my building are about the clowns that are “haunting” the schools. No one has seen these clowns but the students swear they are really out there. I’m not saying the clowns don’t exist. It’s just the students are obsessed about them. Some are downright scared of them. When I ask the students to quit talking about them, they think it’s because I am scared of them.
After 17 years in the teaching field, you realize trends and urban legends come and go. Two years ago, according to the students everyone had Ebola. Last year, it was the Watch Me trend and the Dab trend. Many years ago, we had the shaped bracelets that students traded. Then 3 years ago, we had the rubber bands you could make into bracelets.
It’s just so interesting to see what trends come and go.
One trend I wish would go is the sagging pants. It’s been going on for 10 years.
What are some trends you wish would make a comeback? Or what are some trends you wish would disappear?
I always have issues figuring out what to pack for lunch. In order to make it easier for you, I’ve decided to create a list of ideas that you can mix and match during the week. Pick one grain/ carb, protein, and one or two fruits and veggies. Then you will have a complete lunch.