The first two pictures are inside the arboretum. The others are of the bushes and trees on the side of t;he driveway that is on three sides of the rose garden.
We had our first week of school and it went really well for me. The inclusion teacher and I had to come to an understanding on how a particular boy would stay in my classroom and not run to her(she has a class the period I have him.) He needs an aide and we won't establish that if he can hide out in her room. She's not the best at saying no. Plus I can't help him if he's not in my classroom. He and I came to an understanding also and he apologized to me for directly disobeying me and running to her. Two other boys with special needs tried to run to her, but we nipped that and I was able to help them write three-paragraph essays of which they were quite proud. Then we had a fun day and they all earned suckers. Those junior boys will do a lot to get a tootsie pop!
My friend the librarian's aide did quit. She gave a week's notice. Two aides within the school district bid on it which means they are not necessarily right for the job but one of them will get it due to seniority and the union. I am praying that God has moved on someone who will do a great job for the kids and the staff.
We have a teachers' day tomorrow and then are off the rest of the week for our county fair. It will help us get all our pre-testing recorded and evaluated.
Thank you for all your prayers. Please continue to lift up my last school year.
Hope you all have a wonderful week!