I agreed so wholeheartedly with my friend Jeannette in her sentiments about today, that I have swiped her words, and do humbly give her credit here:
"WELCOME FALL!!! Or Autumn! Or Harvest! Or Whatever you are!!! I just love you! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE you!!!!!
Welcome MY FAVORITE SEASON!
Bring on the pumpkins! Bring on the leaves!!! Bring on the acorns! (maybe, just maybe, THIS will be the year that Ellis will learn to love acorn people with their jaunty hats)
Bring on the chai!! Spices!!!! Bring on cozy fleece jackets! Bring on the stews and soups!!!
I LOVE FALL!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Yes, Jeannette! You have expressed it perfectly!
I now have: Chai, Constant Comment tea, hot chocolate mix, and apple cider mix in my classroom. And a vanilla candle burning. AND I had Christmas music playing today for the first time. Some of my (romantic, female) students loved it. Others thought it was a bit . . . weird.