I can't wait. It will be Halloween in two weeks. I'm not sure what I'm going to be dressed up as yet. Mama Monkey is supposed to make me a costume. She says it's a surprise. I can't wait! What are you going to be this year?
I caught a cold already. It's not even winter and my nose is stuffed and I'm up at night coughing. It's been hard to concentrate in school, but I'm not sick enough to stay home. Mama Monkey thinks it's important that I go to school as often as I can. It's been tough. I hope my cold is gone before Halloween.
I really love when it starts to feel like fall and the leaves start to change colors. The only thing I don't like about fall is taking showers or baths. Since it's now chilly outside and it takes a long time for my fuzz to dry, it feels like I'm cold for the rest of the night when I take a bath. Mama Monkey says she knows it's getting colder when she has to force me into the tub. She had to do that tonight and she wasn't happy about it. I've asked her for bigger, fluffier towels. Mama Monkey said she would she if Aunt Fuchsia would make us some. I'm going to go over to her house tomorrow to beg her to make them so I can be warm after taking a bath.
Our Halloween book is on sale! Celebrate this Halloween with us!
I was tricked today. Mr. Howler said that the school had something special planned for all of the kids. I thought it was going to be something fun, especially because we had an assembly during math. I was so happy not to be doing math. (It's my toughest subject and I have trouble with it sometimes.)
We were lined up and seated in the auditorium. The teachers were putting on a show, but I noticed that kids were being pulled out row by row. They didn't look happy when they came back. I was near the back so it took a while for them to get to us.
After a while, they finally called my row. I wasn't too upset yet, because it was intermission. We were taken to a small room and told to line up outside the door where we would wait until it was our turn. I was first so I went in and there was Mama Monkey behind the screen. It was shot day and she was there with other people who gave shots. Mama Monkey gave me my shots. They didn't hurt too much, but I still wish I didn't need them.
It was hard getting up to go to school this morning after the holiday. I was really glad it was going to be a short school week, especially after today. There's been fires close by and the teacher, Mr. Howler, had the windows closed all day. It wasn't too hot so it didn't bother me at first. After lunch was a different story though. The smells that happened in the room were terrible! Everyone had the same thing for lunch so I have no idea why the smells coming from the boys, especially Little Ape, were so toxic. I begged and pleaded with Mr. Howler to open the windows, even one, but he refused to do it. He said said something about the air quality being bad outside. I asked him what's the difference if the air quality was just as bad inside. I was sent out into the hall for that. I was able to finish my work in a funk free environment. I sure hope tomorrow's air quality is better and we can open the windows again!
It was really hot yesterday at school. I got a really bad headache and Mama Monkey had to pick me up from school. I fell asleep almost as soon as I got home. I still don't feel well so I'm staying home today. I'll have more to tell you next week when I feel better.
I was sad that we had to go to school yesterday because I thought we would all miss out on seeing the solar eclipse. What I didn't know was that Mr. Howler planned a surprise. After breakfast he started doing a lesson about the solar eclipse and when he was finished he told us we were going to make special eclipse viewers from our paper plates!
Mr. Howler made us put a pinhole in one plate and then we would go outside and stand with our backs facing the sun. He instructed us to hold up the second paper plate further away from the first plate with the hole and we were able to see the shadow of the eclipse on the plate! We went outside when it was the darkest, and then he led us inside.
Mr. Mandrill and the other teachers then put mirrors outside and placed them to where they would reflect on the wall so we were able to watch more of the eclipse while we were in our classroom. It was a great day and I can't wait for the next eclipse, because I'll be ready for it!
It was really hot yesterday and I begged Mama Monkey to let me stay home and swim but she said no and even walked me to school. How rude! I'm still tired because I'm used to sleeping a little later in the morning.
Today wasn't much cooler. Mr. Howler opened the windows, but it was still sticky. I wanted to swim in the river when I got home from school, but Mama Monkey made me finish my homework. I'm going to go back now before it gets too late and Mama Monkey makes me take a bath. I hope you have a good first week of school. Let me know how your week went, I'd love to hear from you.
I can't believe that summer is almost over. School starts on Monday and that makes me sad. Especially since it's still warm enough outside to swim in the stream. Also, I don't know why, but the days feel like they're shorter than when I'm in school. I'm having a great summer. Little Ape is still away visiting his Grandma so no one has been bothering us. I'm going to play outside now while I can still stay out later. See you soon!