Hello, friends! I'm so glad you're here for this month's edition of Share 4 Somethings. We're talking about what we've loved, learned, read, and ate this month. I'll jump right in!
Loved: I have loved the nice days we've had this month! It's fun working at an elementary school this time of year, because you can make everything fun just by taking it outside. We do that every chance we get!
This was us on Monday. We do something fun with them that they all love, called Reader's Theater. We give them a script to read, then we have a script read for a couple of days where they sit in a circle and practice their lines with emotion. We teach them how to act something out, and then they put on the play for us. We record it so that we can watch it back together and talk about it. It's good for them to hear themselves read, because it helps them read with more feeling.
Learned: I've learned a lot this month while working in an elementary school. I've learned how intense and brutal state testing is, and I remembered why I am so grateful that we made the decision to homeschool our sons! I work in an excellent school, don't get me wrong, but the "required" testing is not for the faint of heart. I hated it for the students, but I'm glad that I was able to be a part of it, in the same breath. I prayed over all those students intently each day as I sat and stared at the cinder blocks on the walls of the tiny office I was in. Bless them!
Read: I have read some excellent books this month! Come back on Monday, when I share about what I read in April.
Ate: I ate some yummy things this month! One of our favorite things is buffalo chicken. I put the tenderloins into a crockpot with a good bit of buffalo sauce (Sweet Baby Ray's is our fave) and let it cook all day. I serve it with roasted potatoes, but we also eat the leftovers on a cauliflower pizza crust. It's delicious! Todd and I ate out a few times, at our favorite Mexican places where the food is great and the margaritas are even better, and we brought sushi home from our favorite local place. I've cooked other things too, but I'm ready for grilling season again!
Out of all the things I ate this month, this breakfast with my oldest son was my favorite. On a very difficult day, he whisked me away to my favorite breakfast one morning, and I could have cried over how thoughtful it was of him. My Graham is many things, but my favorite things about him are his thoughtfulness and the fact that you can depend on him for anything. And yes, one of my all time favorite breakfasts is from McDonald's. I love their bacon, egg, and cheese biscuits! He got me this and the largest Diet Coke he could buy.
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Such a sweet sentiment from your son!
I wish we had more outdoor space and opportunities for high school because it would be great for them!
How sweet of your boy to take you to breakfast. Having a thoughtful kid is worth everything.
Interesting idea about the buffalo chicken with Sweet Baby Ray's ... some of my picky crew love buffalo chicken. We also are a Sweet Baby Ray's fam. This might be a good alternative for my pickies when I'm having somethng else they don't like.
And thanks for hosting this link-up. I used to take part regularly last year at Heather's but this is my first time joining here!