Has Spring Sprung?

21 Mar

didi birds

Judging by the birds, the sun and the rainbow, I’d say my little friend who drew this for me  believes that spring has returned once again.

I hate to get my hopes up too high, since Mother Nature has fooled me more than once or twice in the past.  However, we’ve enjoyed a week of beautiful spring weather, and the snow has disappeared.  The birds are singing their spring songs, and the grass is daring to turn green.  It feels good to be outside again.  **sigh of contentment** 

Other signs of spring:

1.  My conferences with parents are completed, except for 2 students, and I’ll get those ones done in due time.  For the most part, I feel the conferences went well.  I only had 3 pages of forms per student, instead of the anticipated 4, so the 120 pages are now a distant memory.  I only have 2 months left with these 40 wonderful children and I plan to make the most of it.

2.  My son had his thirteenth birthday, and so far has not turned into a scary human being, and I find that comforting.  I even survived his sleepover birthday party.  Granted it was only three of his friends, but the thought of having four 13 year old boys in my house, at the same time, all night long, scared terrified me.  I handle 4 and 5 year old children so much better than teenagers.

3.  My windows are open, my windows are open, my windows are open!!

4.  My children actually want to go outside and stay outside.  The sound of all the kids playing on our cul-de-sac is music to my ears.

5. The singing of these two Barney songs in my classroom every school day.   The director and the secretary at the preschool can hear both of my classes singing these songs at the TOP of their little lungs.

Oh, and Barney is cool.  Don’t let my sister, RC tell you otherwise.

The Green Grass Grows All Around

And they love, love, LOVE to sing this one.  This is the one they sing the loudest.

If All the Raindrops

So, I’ve come to the conclusion that Spring may have arrived.  I’ll probably still believe it even if I’m buried under 2 feet of snow.

Happy Spring,
Mrs. V

P.S. Isn’t youtube a wonderful thing?

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7 Responses to “Has Spring Sprung?”

  1. RC March 21, 2009 at 3:53 pm #

    Barney is scary. Thank you. (Like the lilacs a lot.)

    • mrsvierkant March 21, 2009 at 3:59 pm #

      The lilac picture was taken by hubby when our bush was in full bloom. I cannot wait for those wonderful flowers to bloom again! Oh, and Barney is not scary. Teenagers are my definition of scary.

  2. teach5 March 21, 2009 at 6:52 pm #

    “If all the hailstones were brocolli and spinach, oh what a hail it would be. Standing outside with my mouth shut up tight, (shaking head) going, Ummm, ummm, ummm, ummm ummm, ummm, ummm…… Oh what a hail that would be” Barney left off the BEST verse……”

  3. Julie March 23, 2009 at 12:37 pm #

    I never really liked Barney, but my kids sure did. *lol*

    It’s ALMOST spring here. It’s still pretty nippy out (low 40s), but the dafodils are coming up and starting to bloom in some yards down the hill. Ours aren’t blooming yet though. *sigh*

  4. Mr Geek March 24, 2009 at 5:24 am #

    How disappointing. The picture displays a rudimentary misunderstanding of the physics of rainbows. Rainbows are formed by total internal reflection of the sunlight within raindrops, it is therefore impossible to be looking at the sun and the rainbow in the same picture. This child is obviously faking what they saw. This sort of dishonesty at such a young age should not be tolerated!

    (don’t even get me started on what looks like a flying mouse on the far right!)

  5. G-Ma March 28, 2009 at 5:47 pm #

    I love your job.

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