August 17th...the official first day of school. Though I'm not teaching first grade this year, I did enjoy a funny first grade moment. For Sahel Academy First Graders it's their first year of staying all day and eating lunch. There's a novelty to getting to use the microwave for the first time on your own. One of the first graders saw everyone warming up their lunches and decided he'd like to try that too. So he brought me his carefully selected item - a package of cheese & peanut butter crackers.
"Will you help me warm these up Miss Botheras?"
I tried not to laugh as I said, "No, I'm sorry, buddy, they don't need to be warmed up."