I've just got to share the good stuff I read.

I love to read. I read every chance I get. If I read something really good, I want to share it with my friends and co-workers. I make copies of magazine articles, read aloud to my students, tell others about good books I'm reading, and keep a book with me at all times.

I love teaching and learning new things. I need a place to share some of the lessons and what my students and I learn. Since my teaching situation is different from everyone else's in my school, I would like to tell all of you in the blog-o-sphere about these great lessons.

Feel free to share what you are reading, teaching and learning with us in the comments.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Interesting Read

Just finished reading The Mormonizing of America by Stephen Mansfield. I started in the middle, read to the end, then went back to the beginning. The information about the LDS church was interesting and informative. I have visited Salt Lake City and listened to the Morman Tabernacle Choir in practice there. Their sound is amazing but being around the people was like living in the movie "The Stepford Wives". Now I understand their life view much better. Don't have time now to write more. If you are interested in what makes these folks tick, read the book.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Birthday Blues

First, let me tell you. Do not have a birthday on Monday. It has all the disadvantages of Monday plus getting a year older. And this year I'm an odd year that I can't think of any fun math problem to tell people as a hint. Last year I was 5 dozen. So I guess this year I can be 5 dozen plus one. Doesn't matter. I am so old now, no one even asks how old I am.

Several people did wish me a happy birthday and I had text messages wishing me a happy day. My lovely daughter remembered and gave me some dangly bronze leaf earrings. I shouldn't be blue today. I think it is a lack of sleep-see above problem with Monday birthday.

I am about to go to yoga class and hopefully my mood will get better. Then dinner at a nice restaurant. Note to self. Wear something loose to the restaurant. Tight pants just make me feel fatter.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Spider Lily Sighting

When I went to get the mail, I saw my first spider lily of the fall. It was hiding under the morning glory vines. My birthday is less than two weeks away. What did I tell you? Spider lilies = my birthday is near.
I finished another Phryne Fisher mystery. Now I have read all of the books by Kerry Greenwood in the public library. Guess it is time to treat myself to an early birthday present and buy some for my nook.
Once again I am struggling to finish an article for the EEIS newsletter. I really want to run it. The subject is my favorite one to talk about. But I just can't sit down and finish it. I H.A.T.E. to write pieces with citations. I really should give credit to the researchers who prove my point of view. But I HATE digging up all the info for footnotes.
I am enjoying going to yoga twice a week. On the other hand, I now have long days Monday thru Thursday. I need more down time than that. Maybe next week will work better. PTA, workshops, errands for mom, and I feel stretched to the limit.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

September is here!

September is the start of my year because it's my birth month. And school starts, or did when I was a kid, in September. Look for spider lilies to bloom soon. They are my favorite fall flowers. Redbuds mean spring to me and spider lilies are fall. I love flowers and plants and was quite a little gardener as a child. Now I just enjoy as a member of the audience.

This has been a very odd beginning of school. I was sick a couple of days the first week of school. Then we had two days off because of hurricane Isaac. Now a long holiday weekend. Have I gotten anything productive done? No. Do I have stuff I should be doing? Yes. But instead I have been reading a new mystery by Kerry Greenwood. The public library has only three books by this author and I have checked all of them out. Really like this Australian author and wish more of her books were available at the library. I may have to breakdown and buy some for my nook.

Of course I need to write an article for the EEIS Newsletter. We are very short of articles for this edition and as editor I should have something to fill the space. I have an idea rolling around in my head, just getting it in a readable form is the problem. Next week is going to be very busy. Maybe that will motivate me to write something tomorrow. We'll see.