Wednesday, September 06, 2006

First Day of School

Sometimes things happen to let you know that you've made the right decision.

Today was my first day back working in my after school program. I was having fun with the kids on the back playgound and they asked if we could go for a walk. I said wouldn't it be even cooler if we went to the falls? So we asked the-coolest-boss-ever if we could take our little jaunt and she said, "I love impromptu activities!" Cool or what?

So off we went:

Ithaca Falls

(This would be the same place that I lost my shoe! Ahem!)

I took half of the kids right up to falls. They got all misted. We looked at the fossil ripples in the exposed gorge walls. We threw a bunch of rocks. We headed back down stream with all of our shoes.

While walking back one of the really sweet second grade boys said to me: This place is great! (then he punched his hand up towards the sky and said) It's the best day of my entire life!

I suppose that he's only 7, but I helped him have his best day ever.

I couldn't have don't that behind a desk.


Aprilynne said...

Now I'm all misty =) What a sweet affirmation that you are on the right track

AR said...

Gorgeous! I love waterfalls. Aren't second graders sweet? Most of the time, I mean.haha

Cayli said...

Leave it to a seven year old to say just the right thing. Sounds like a really special day.

kristinknits said...

Kids say the darnest things - for real! I love it.

Larjmarj said...

That's awesome, those are the moments that as aprilynne said give you reassurance that you are on the right path.

Mothlady said...

Awww, that's sweet! I know you're on the right track. Oh, and thank you for your comments on my blog. You always find the right words to cheer me up :)

Teyani said...

touching their hearts - that's what you do so well... congrats on such sweet success... and yes, THIS is what matters.

Latoya said...

What a great learning experience to share! No, that definitely couldn't have been done behind or desk and a book's words just wouldn't have done this justice.

As a homeschooler, I like hearing about experiences such as this.

Knit on!

Aprilynne said...

Hey girlie, everything ok? Just thought I'd check and see

Desirée said...

I got my Funky Scarf today. Thanks for the package!