There are sixty-something school districts in Florida. Four of them decided that it would be a fine idea to have school in session this, the week of Christmas. Guess we are just lucky to be one of the four. I discovered today when we started to put up the calendar piece that I have never needed a December calendar piece with a 22 on it before. We have never been in school on the twenty-second of December. We had to make a new calendar piece.
As you can imagine, it has been a wild (and exhausting) couple of weeks in elementary schools here. However, my kids were actually better this week than last, (thank goodness!) and better today than yesterday.
On Monday morning we had what was forecasted to be the coldest morning in 2009. I am not sure if it lived up to that, but it was definitely cold standing out at car duty for thirty minutes.
The frost was heavy.
We don’t get snow here, so I like to get the kids to bundle up and take magnifiers and go examine the frost crystals before they melt.
Of course, sometimes the grass is whiter on the other side of the fence.
Here is a lovely crystal-coated plant called hen-bit.
And isn’t this little spider web stunning?
I guess if we had not been in school this week, we would have missed some of this.
On the other hand, I would have done at least some holiday baking by now and have my shopping completed.