Friday, October 9, 2009

Top 5 of the Week

I decided to join in the fun with a new Mr. Linky on one of my favorite blogs Superheros and Princesses. The task is to write your Top 5 things that you enjoyed last week. Here is goes….

5. Homemade Playdough (Plastilina hecha en casa). We play outside when it is cold. We play outside when it is wet. We do NOT, however, play outside when it is cold AND wet. Needless to say, we have been stuck in the house A LOT this week. Thank heavens for the playdough that we made earlier in the week and the hours of entertainment for the boys (and sanity for mommy) that it has provided. Click here to get recipes in English and Spanish.

4. Maploco. I just added the widget for the Maploco on my blog and I have to say that I LOVE IT. It shows you where in the world your readers are from. Each day D and I look at the list and then find the places on our globe. So far we have located Japan, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, England, Spain, and Italy (just to name a few.)

3. Papa Murphy's Pizza. I do not know if you have this pizza chain where you live but it is awesome! It is a take and bake type of restaurant so I took the boys for the second time to watch as they made our pizza and we took it home to cook it. It is cheap, it is entertaining for the boys, and they give us free cookies while we wait. As my high school students say, “Score!”

#2 My son’s preschool. D attends a Spanish Immersion preschool two days a week while I am at school teaching. (I am a part-time public school Spanish teacher.) This week he was chosen as the Super Estrella de la Semana (Super Star of the Week.) This meant that mommy got to help him make a poster about himself (which I will brag, I mean blog about soon) and bring an item for show and tell. I was sad to miss his first-ever presentation so I was so excited when his teacher gave me pictures that she took for me during his presentation.

#1 Working part-time. It was a hard sell to my school district two years ago. I wanted to continue teaching, but part-time. I felt like I was missing so much the first year and a half of D's life when I would be gone from 6:30 to 5:00 or 6:00 (depending on tutoring and other after school activities). I was miserable. Nobody thought that they would accept my offer but here I am two years later and extremely happy. It is such a blessing to work part-time. I get to make some extra money that we desparately need, but I also get to eat lunch with my boys every day and take them to pumpkin patches in the afternoon. :)

1 comment:

  1. Great list! Thanks for joining the fun! We love to make home made play dough too. I have never heard of Papa Murphy's Pizza. I don't know much Spanish (all I know I learned from Dora and Diego - sad, isn't it?) but I think it is fantastic that you are raising your boys bilingual. I wish I could speak a second language! I think foreign language should begin earlier in schools; other countries put us to shame in this respect.


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