We went over the alphabet several times, singing it, saying the letters & copying them down. There were several small children around, and they already knew the alphabet song, so they sang along with us. They also started singing the song we all love to hate - Barney's "I love you" song. And yes, I sang along. The vocabulary is basic and useful so I figured I'd go with it. Now, I can't stand Barney because he's stolen nursery songs and put new lyrics to them. As though somehow "Knick-nack, paddy-whack, give the dog a bone." wasn't good enough for him. Plus... he's a big purple dinosaur.... come on! But at the same time I'm always surprised at how vehemently people hate Barney. I can't figure it out. Sesame Street has it's fair share of silly songs, and large brightly colored anthropomorphized animals, but we love Sesame Street. In any case I hope the kids are watching Sesame Street, and Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, because those songs are a lot less annoying.
So between observing the literacy class, lesson planning, tutoring, and planning for our next session, I haven't been crafting much. I did a little more work on my secret project. And intend to spend a lot of time on it this weekend.
So to make up for the lack of pictures lately, and just in time for the Portland Rose Festival:
A very pretty little rose in my garden. I actually have a few blooms this year, but it was breezy so the pictures kept coming out blurry.