Saturday, February 6, 2010

Things that go bump in the night

It is 1:40am as I write this. I am in bed on my phone and my heart is still pounding.
I was fast asleep when mum came to our door and asked me to get up and speak to dad in the tv room. I felt nervous because I didn't know what it was about, and i had been deep asleep. When I went into the tv room I saw it. There, like a statue clinging to the wall was a sugar glider. Strangely, I had told Toby just hours earlier as we were going to bed that once, many years ago, I was awoken to a sound in my window and arose to see 3 baby sugar gliders huddled on my window sill while spending sone time here at the beach house.
It was a gorgeous little thing and so tiny. After about 15mins of clever acrobatics, the glider found itself above the door and in my hands through a towel. We released it out of the back door. My heart rate increased when it began to look in my direction and jump up towards me thinking perhaps I was a tree! In boxer shorts and a singlet top, that is not a welcome outcome! It finally made it's way to the edge of the deck, then launched off, gliding towards a large tree some metres away. What an amazing thing to see!
I'm grateful that it's the weekend though and that I don't need to get up quickly tomorrow!

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Friday, February 5, 2010

A funny classroom tale from room 11

We're one week in to the school year of 2010 and my class is settling in well. There are some quirky ones to keep an eye on, but for the moment we're in the honeymoon time and life is pretty sweet. As we were lining up this afternoon to play a quick game and to practise some listening skills, a boy, N, and I shared a moment.

Me: come on handsome... You ready to go?
N: I'm not handsome.
Me: Why not N?
N: I have stinky ea... Stinky... Sticky out ears!
Me: Nonsense! Who says that?
N: My sister.
Me: Well I don't think your sister knows what she's talking about! (wink)
N: Neither do I!

I love moments like that in the classroom. N and I shared a moment... And I really do think that he's not as nervous of his stinky-out ears anymore.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...