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If you remember this post, you will remember my love for grass. In California, there is absolutely no such grass like that…unless you are at a very high end golf course or a professional sports organization’s stadium…and even they – Levi’s Stadium in particular (host of Super Bowl L) – has had there own grass issues.

So imagine teaching PE in this “great state of California” without the use of a gymnasium (it’s like asking a classroom teacher to teach without desks or chairs for their students…good luck!”), AND without adequate green space (weed grass doesn’t count). Let’s just say, this PE teaching experience is turning into quite the sh_t show! No, I’m serious…and I have the pictures to prove it.

Sh_t happens...the geese have taken over!

Sh_t happens…the geese have taken over the weed grass field!

Just the type of grass you want kids playing around on.

Just the type of “play area” you want younger children playing on…if I had a dollar every time I heard the word “poop.”

Geese don't discriminate...they even managed to hit most of the blacktop area.

Geese don’t discriminate…they even managed to bomb most of the blacktop area.

While I tried to put on my best face for this colossal sh_t show, I just couldn’t help but feel that these are NOT appropriate teaching conditions (I said something to my princiPAL…he was going to mention something to grounds, but I’m not expecting a quick fix anytime soon). Whenever grounds has come by to take “care” of the weed grass, it usually takes the guy almost 2 hours to mow (and dust bomb the rest of us)…a job that could easily be done in 30 minutes.

Oh, and did I mention the amount of garbage that is usually left on the “prickly, sh_tty, weed grass” field…

A outdoor garbage can would be nice on the school grounds.

An outdoor garbage can would be nice to have (somewhere) on the school grounds.

And yes, Heineken is served after hours here…

Top shelf in San Lorenzo.

Top shelf in the San Lorenzo area.

So, you can imagine how excited I am to be putting in my first FULL week…yes, five days straight of teaching (maybe I need to schedule another trip back to Wisconsin). I’m sure it is going to be a fantastic week…especially after my K-2 SPARK training on Friday¡ Thankfully, there is no rain in the forecast this week (that blog post will be coming soon…especially with the talk of El Niño this winter…and no gym space).

On the bright side, I will be able to proudly wear the Green & Gold all week long…suck it Niners fans!