Als ich wisse das Morgen der Erde enden wuerde, immernoch wurd ich mein Apfelbaum pflanzen.

Even if I knew the world would perish tomorrow, I would still plant my apple tree. - Martin Luther

"Factory work's easier on the back, and I don't mind it, understand, but a man becomes what he does. Got to watch that. That's why I keep at farmin' although the crops haven't ever throve. It's the doin' that's important." Madison Wheeler in Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon

Friday, June 8, 2012

Breakfast Burritos (and a few other tid bits)

Start of Summer School

Today was the last day of school.  Yipee!  We had our first home (summer) school lessons tonight.  Soccer Boy and I learned how to tune his mandolin and play 5 notes.  We had our first poetry lesson ( I read Ronald Wallace's "You Can't Write a Poem about McDonalds" and Heart Mapping (Atwell).  The kids got really excited about listing all of the ideas that were in their hearts.  I told them that they didn't need to start writing until tomorrow, but Reading Girl couldn't wait, and already has drafts of two poems.  We also planned out our general summer school schedule together.  It's similar to last year:  read 20 min. and write 10 min. every day; workbook (math, grammar, reading comprehension - and for Reading Girl - cursive, science, social studies) and word study (for both vocab and spelling) three days a week, or when on car trips over an hour, and science experiments, instrument practice, karate practice and crafts at least three days per week when we're home.  Looking forward to teaching my favorite students!


Reading Girl

My cousin (from PA) was visiting last weekend, and we were sharing some "Southerisms" with her.  One of them is that you can say almost anything you want about someone, and as long as you follow it up with "bless her heart" then it's not mean. 
 So - Reading Girl says to the Woodsman...
"Daddy, do we live in the South?"
"Soccer Boy stinks, bless his heart."

Soccer Boy

After watching The Three Stooges this afternoon..
While trying to decide which poem topic to start with...
"Eenie, Meenie, Larry, Curly and Moe"

Finally... a favorite year round breakfast. 

Great for school mornings or beach trips because it's portable.

Lay out flour (whole wheat works great) tortillas for the number of people you have.  Scramble the same number of eggs.  Divide eggs evenly in the center of each tortilla.  Add shredded cheese.  Add salsa or hot sauce.  Fold end up, fold side over, roll.  Eat!  Yum!

Thank you chicks - gorgeous eggs!

He wouldn't wait to let me get a shot of the finished burrito.  They're that good.

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