Sunday, January 30, 2011
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Saturday, January 15, 2011
Recently we borrowed a CD of the Kingsingers from my parents. The first song has really struck our fancy (that's for you, Pheebs!). We have listened to it every time we have gotten into the car. Often when we are beginning a new day, but sometimes when the day is coming to a close. It's beautiful. Simple. And a reminder of the fresh start we are granted each time the sun rises anew.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Though the book takes place in the inner city in California with crime, drugs, and you name it, there was a striking parallel to the lives of my students in rural Appalachia. I've been inspired to encourage my students to use their "Day Books" as diaries, as well. Some of them already do use their Day Book as an outlet, but it could become so much more. I plan to use Zlata's Diary, one of the books Erin Gruwell read with her students, as an example of narrative nonfiction and as our next book choice.
We'll see how it goes next week!
Today marks my second snow day in a row for a total of 2.5 snow days this week!
Monday, January 10, 2011
Today we were sent home from school 2.5 hours early and given the incredible gift of time. After recovering from the shock, since there is absolutely NO snow on the ground, I began to think of what to do with this miraculous amount of time given to me. I'm feeling crafty... we'll see what today brings! Perhaps I'll make one of those half, folded scarves. I have the yarn and it's been waiting for my busy hands :)
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Today marked our 1 1/2 years of marriage! As the snow covered the ground, we both sat in our opposite ends of the cottage completing the necessary work at this point in our lives. Jim studying the endless powerpoints, while I grade papers and enter the grades into the online system. Romantic?