My wonderful son loaded and started the dishwasher this morning, and my daughter is talking to her stuffed animals in her room. She has quite the imagination!
I love three-day weekends. Yesterday, I kept thinking that it was Saturday. But TODAY is Saturday. Having an extra day is so nice.
The weather here in Connecticut is finally starting to get a bit more springlike. There is still quite a bit of snow on the ground in places, but it's rapidly melting. It's supposed to be in the 50s today, so I'm hoping we can go out for a drive. There's a lighthouse I want to visit.
I bought all of the Easter basket stuff for my kids. I need to put their baskets together and fill the plastic eggs for their morning egg hunt. I got blue camo eggs for Seth and pearly ones for Gabrielle.
My husband and I also need to start prepping the food for dinner tomorrow. We're keeping it healthy--okay, healthier. We're having turkey, homemade cranberry sauce made with orange zest and maple syrup, mashed cauliflower, steamed carrots, and stuffing made with whole wheat bagels. It will be a splurge day, but we'll be eating a lot less than we normally would for Easter dinner!
I wrote about my hated childhood nickname already. Now for the blog name...
Laughter and consistency are the two mainstays of my classroom management. I'm quite strict. I definitely mean what I say and say what I mean. I have high expectations for my students' behavior. I'm fair and understanding of differences, but consistently firm. Because I have high expectations for my students' behavior, they respect me. That allows me to have fun with them! We can get a little silly each day. I can be dramatic during lessons and laugh with my students. It makes my time with them enjoyable. Since laughter and consistency are such a big part of how I teach, it seemed like the perfect name for my blog.
Enjoy your weekend! I'd like to wish all of you a blessed Passover and a happy Easter.