I was missing six kids today. It was a quiet day. Since we are only back for three days, we are using this as a review week. I will assess all kids on their dolch words and math facts. It was nice NOT doing our usual reading stuff today. We spent the morning reading Jan Brett books (our current author study). I even showed the kids a picture of me HOLDING a hedgehog! It was from my nephew's birthday party on December 27th. I am really afraid of all animals, but I knew Hedgie was coming up!