I’m eating lunch at 5:00p.m. Ellis Island took a lot longer than I had anticipated. I went over with another teacher who is involved in the field trip and we figured out a schedule, mapped out a route, and generated questions within each subject area that related to the exhibits. I had never been before and I really enjoyed myself; it’s an opportunity I’m glad to give my students. Unfortunately their lack of experience is their biggest roadblock; I have students who have never been out of New York but have also never been to Central Park! It’s really sad.
I packed some Trader Joe’s dried hibiscus for a snack on the commute.
When I did get home I spent another hour trying to get a package mailed to my parents. The post office in Park Slope sucks! For the most part almost everything is available back home, but occasionally things will surprise you. I was mailing my mom gum drops (she is a lower school librarian, and she’s reading The Gumdrop Tree and wants to give them out) because she couldn’t find them. I also sent some candy corn and jordan almonds because they’ve been unavailble as well. It’s not that bad though, I remember the day K-Mart opened when I was a kid, it was pretty exciting stuff!
When I got home I made myself a zuccini grilled cheese sandwich. I thinly sliced a zuccini and roasted it in the oven with a little Pam and sprinkle of salt. And then this,
turned into this.
Yum! I put all of the zuccini on two slices (Wonder, A’s choice) Bread with some 50% reduced sharp cheddar, spread the outsides with a little PromiseActiv and heated it in a pan. Alongside some Mary’s Gone Crackers and turkey pepperoni.
I have schoolwork to do and we’re still not quite ready for company, so I’ve gotta run.