Good Morning! I hope everyone else’s day has begun as nicely as mine has. It’s our first rainy day of the autumn, and I’m making a pot of chili after a wet morning in the park. Thanks to everyone who contributed a sentence this week! Here they are:
From Alicia, an image of a bucolic autumn:
I live within walking distance of my school and as the scorching summer recedes into the blush of fall, I walk to school pondering what the day holds and then later I walk home and try to etch the sweetness of the day into my mind.
Kevin, the musician adds:
My friend, a drummer, is turning fifty soon and he has called back together a bunch of musicians he has played with over the years to jam at his upcoming birthday bash, so I have been trying to get my lip back in shape for my saxophone.
Gail P. says:
“I think I heard the inner bell ring for the Six Weeks mark and now we have enough independence to really begin our personal skill development.”
From Nancy Cavillones:
I still haven’t figure out how to find the time to take care of myself but I think about it often; does that count?! http://sehacecamino.com
And from Ben@TIC:
“Love your class and I’m learning a lot, but I’m sick and I won’t be able to return.”
Mary in Missouri says:
Retired teacher’s day starts with opening and closing gates for husband to feed livestock and continues with washing south house windows on this marvelous Indian Summer day in Northwest Missouri, to ordering Tom Romano’s book on mulitgenre writing for oldest daughter who wishes to explore the possibility of changing up the requirement for senior LA research papers.
The unexpected parent response to a positive phone call I made yesterday was a burst of tears, an inability to continue the conversation, and a hand-off of the phone to her husband; what a humbling experience and a reminder of how powerful a kind word can be.
Another beautiful day, I just went out and caught a leaf and challenge you to do the same. 🙂
I think Amy Van Zanten’s storm put our Sunday morning rainfall to shame:
The sunshining morning transformed into a hurricane by twilight.
Mr. Wood adds:
A week of calmness and positive vibes are a great start to the term.
Amanda from Portland says:
Taking joy in the minor successes and cutting myself some slack for the major disasters keeps me in the sweet spot where the flow of motivation isn’t blocked by the dam of exhaustion!
I am enjoying the golden light of this time of the year.
Ann chimes in all the way from Australia:
An exciting, action packed week of online learning and teaching activities – including live presentations for Earth Science Week, three students in Melbourne for #Listen2Learners, linkups with Malaysia for a Chinese Dragon dance, Malay drumming etc as part of ceremony to farewell principal, and helping Indonesian students with their English, using skype.
After reading aloud a small pattern book, my first grade ESL student said, “Hey! I can read with my eyes closed!”
And finally, from Bonnie:
Thanks Lynn for jumping in with me and hosting this week.
I just finished one digital project and I am about to start another one that’s due next Friday, and then another for the following week. It’s not like being in that classroom I left behind.
Thanks again to you all for contributing this week. It was fun watching the comments mount up!