Looking at the week's journaling there are some gaps in our days that I should probably fill in for historical purposes:
Brent's Day - Brent leaves for OSSM between 7:30 and 8am. He teaches one section of genetics to primarily seniors each day starting at 10 or 10:30 depending on the day. He eats lunch in the OSSM cafeteria around 11:30 and every now and again we join him there. The remainder of the day involves meetings, talking to students, arranging mentorships for the mentorship program, grading, planning, and normal staff duties. On Tuesdays and Thursdays he also drives students to mentorships and back. Normally, he leaves for home around 5pm or so. Monday evenings he goes back in to be available from 8-10pm during study hall. Each day someone from each department is there to help the students with their homework, answer questions, etc. This is, of course, the very short form version, but it gives you the general sense of the day.
Brendan's MDO day - Each day has common elements. We get a list at the beginning of each month with what they are working on that month. For October the list included: Fall, letters C & D, Numbers 1-10 and counting, triangles, the color orange and the fruit of the spirit is peace. They work on math by counting and sorting objects. In group time they sing songs, dance to music and work on listening and following directions. Each day has arts and crafts time including painting with brushes, finger painting, coloring, gluing and cutting. They have come up with some incredibly cute projects so far! Twice a month everyone goes to chapel. They also have recess outside or in the gym, lunchtime, snacktime and naptime.
Each day, B takes a backpack with a spare change of clothes, his blanket and sippy cup. I pack him a lunch in his Lightning McQueen lunch bag with a variety of things (still looking for ideas that are nut-free and don't need re-heating or refrigeration). The parents each bring snacks for the class once a month. At the end of each day, we get a little written report and usually some of his art to bring home. (Samples of art from last month and the report are pictured here). The report tells us what they did, what his mood was, if he slept, how much he ate, and other little tidbits about his day.He is so delightfully excited to see me when I pick him up these days. He just seem so happy and excited. I usually get a big hug and one time he escaped the room and came running down the hall into my arms which was awesome!
Otherwise, I think this week's journaling is a pretty good look at our activities when I'm not working. When I am working, the afternoon nap time, and MDO is work time with occasional other morning meetings. I also usually do a little work in the evening either GW or Drexel. Saturday will be a glimpse at a pretty normal fall weekend day for us and a good close to the week. Am I missing anything? Anything you think I'll want to have a record of when I look back at this in later years? Thanks for reading along with the HEAVY postings this week and thanks for your ongoing help and kindness.