Celest was back today after an almost six week absence. She rang our Skype bell just as students were entering at nine and except for recess and lunchtime – and a short break to take a blood draw, she was with us all day. She got a chance to read the 28 comments left for her by her classmates, and many of you, on her blog (she read non-stop for over twenty minutes â€“ she really enjoyed them â€“ thanks). Mainly for her benefit we spent a little time brainstorming topics for future blog posts, she even started one.
Next, we got her started on our animal wiki pages project, a tie-in to the field trip we went on 2 weeks ago â€“ sheâ€™s never been there : ( . We also did some multiplication facts practice and explored angles online. All-in-all a good day.
About 10:30 though Celest dropped a bombshell on us when she explained that she has been told that she will be able to attend â€œregular schoolâ€ next year!!!! â€“ weâ€™re not sure where yet â€“ maybe here, her area has been moved to another schoolâ€™s attendance zone â€¦ so weâ€™ll see.
There was one scary part of the day though â€“ not long after Celest came on I noted a mark on her cheek about the size of a half-dollar. It was brownish-red and seemed like a sore. My vice-principal came through not much later and noticed it right away â€¦ we gave each other sad looks â€¦ and she left. All was well though â€¦ when Celest turned her head a few minutes later the â€œsoreâ€ turned out to be a press-on decal of a cat with a red bow. Whew! She let me take a picture of it â€“