Living is hard work. It is better than the alternative? The answer is: Yes, when you are there. That curious moment in the day when the gray skies pick up the bright green of new life and suffuse creation with an immortal glow. Success! The fledgling finds his wings and starts to fly. What is […]
Spring fever? Or just trying to cram too much into too little time — or energy — or willpower what-have-you the bubbles pop, just out of reach and the moment is lost.
This school year has, predictably, been a time of extreme effort on my part. I rarely have time to just sit and enjoy fun things, when I do sit I am usually working on a small present or reading the news. I feel inadequate most days, knowing that there are so many more strategies I […]
This is how I left the room today, set up for a sub who gets to do the “fun stuff” with the kiddos. 🙂 I try to keep a few tricks up my sleeve just in case, and today it was necessary to pull a few of them out. Tomorrow, Grant has a surgery to […]
I think of my students as my clients, or customers. I provide a service. They benefit from my instruction (although as with a dentist it isn’t always “fun”) and I have a purpose. Here is the view looking toward the front of the room as I got ready to leave today. Student desks lined up, […]
The classroom as I left it this afternoon about 1… I have things cleaned, I have things (roughly) organized. I have also planned the first day (need to get the materials pulled together). I am ready for tomorrow! And almost ready for the first day of school.
One pic, as the room looked late this afternoon…
As adults, we often forget what it is like to have regular opportunities to start anew. We become used to having made enough mistakes that from here on out we can reliably predict what will happen as a result of our actions or inaction. And so, we float along secure in the knowledge that we […]