Tuesday, November 03, 2009

'tis the season

It's November! Yippee! Now I can bask in the glory of wonderful music, laughter, glory and good cheer for the next 60 days or so.

I officially started playing festive music in my classroom today (... gotta love Live 365) while the kids were working -- just some gluing of fossil diagrams onto layers of rock . It's amazing how much of a good mood it put them in -- everyone left chatty, and with a smile on their sweet faces. So great. I know most people get irritated if they even hear the jingle of a single bell before Thanksgiving, but if it were up to me, I'd start playing it in June. ;)

And before anyone freaks out and goes all nuts on me for violating any separation of church and state laws, I spoke with all my kids ahead of time and let them know that they could [privately] let me know if they prefer I not play Christmas music, and I would absolutely respect their wishes. I usually choose instrumental stations anyway (how sad that I even have to make this disclaimer). Thank goodness that kids are just kids and don't get too crazy about such things.

November and December. Love, love, LOVE it! It's the most wonderful time of the year!