In search of the End of the Rainbow

It has been raining quite a bit lately, and the kids and I are loving it. We try to get out in the rain as much as we can, but with me now working full time (student teaching 1st grade) we haven’t had that much time this week. Walks in the rain are just one of many things that has changed around here, and we are all trying to adjust as best we can. The kids are actually doing just fine. It is my mom and I that are having the problems.

I hate to admit it, but I just do not like being in a classroom at all. I am working on my credential so I can work in one of the many charter schools in California that cater to homeschoolers, not so I can teach in a traditional brick and mortar school. But to get my credential I have to do just that, and so I am trying to do the best I can while I am there, but it is a major adjustment. My mom is also adjusting to being with the kids all the time, and with living in a new place. She and my stepdad rented an apartment near me so they would be able to help out, but they are still adjusting. She is hardly sleeping, I am hardly sleeping, and everyone is a little grumpy.

Back to our walk today, the kids and I searched for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. The twins are a little old for this game, but they play along for Decca, and Decca was determined to find the gold. We searched for the end of the rainbow for an hour, but we never found it. It was an exciting time though, and it really is the experience that counts.

Student teaching isn’t so much about the experience as it is getting to my end goal. And that will be June 17th. I know we will make it. One day at a time.

Decca pointing to where we need to go.

We tried to get there!

Decca was so happy!

Tru played along, although he was busy thinking.

We found ducks swimming in a flooded field.

And we stopped to listen to a little waterfall. Then Decca and Autry played in the water...

We listened to a waterfall, Decca got soaking wet in the water, and

I got to carry him all the way home. A perfect ending to a perfect day!


~ by Jill Harper on February 6, 2010.

7 Responses to “In search of the End of the Rainbow”

  1. Sounds like a wonderful, fun-filled day with the kids after a week of stress. But for me, spending the part of the day with your kids was actually fun.

  2. Love it.

  3. Looks like fun!

  4. Good stuff. Your kids are lucky to have you.

  5. What a rip off…somebody get that kid some gold!

  6. We love being out in the rain too. Blessings on you as you push to the end of student teaching. We are part of a homeschool charter school in Ca. Maybe you’ll teach for ours! (Sky Mountain)

    • Sky Mountain is the school my kids are in, and I am hoping that is where I end up working. Thanks for the words of encouragement, student teaching has been very hard for me, and your comment really made me feel better!

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