Some days are rougher than others. Some days start out good, turn bad, and turn to good again. Today was one of those days. It started with kids all waking up happy, with laughter and fun. It started with good school and then turned bad when an unnamed kid just would not cooperate at all. Let's just gloss over the next three hours. It all turned good again when said kid realized his behavior was causing unhappiness for everybody and tried his best to remedy the situation. Now, everybody is happy and all smiles again. That chestnut necklace he made for me as a token of apology sure didn't hurt.
While he and his helper slaved away on the chestnuts (it was a secret project and caused, I was told, lots of pricked fingers -- "but look, I can still move my hand, so it was not so bad!"), Jacob had the idea of writing down the "rules of school":
1. Have a great teacher!
2. Do your reading lesson daily
3. Do your writing assignment
4. Get A's, no F's
5. Don't be grumpy, be happy!
6. Put your stuff where it belongs (jackets on the hooks!)
7. Clean up after you finish playing (that's a carpet with toys on it - have you ever stepped on a piece of Lego with bare feet? Sensible rule, that.)
I will frame them and put them on the wall because they are awesome, and because at the beginning of school, he couldn't write at all. I think he's done an amazing job. Don't tell me he didn't do a great job because I won't listen to you. Also, I'm not biased in the least.
And as a bonus picture, the girl returning from the park with her loot:
Fall flowers and chestnuts. Happy 2nd day of autumn!