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.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Medieval Mysteries

It has been almost a month since I've posted. Sorry to my huge numbers of fans who have missed reading these pearls of insight. (Ha!)

I accidentally ran across four medieval mysteries at the library while looking for something else. The Queen's Man by Penway was the first book. I couldn't put them down. But there were only four of them. I haven't been able to find any others by that author.

Then I found or re-discovered the Owen Archer Mysteries by Candace Robb. I am fairly certain that I have read some of her earlier works. They are set in England in the 1300's and are similar to the mysteries of Ellis Peters who wrote Cadfael. I like learning some history and imagining what life was like before the discovery of the new world. The solution rests on the reasoning skills of the main character, not fingerprints and DNA.

Just got back from TESOL. Now it is just four days until Easter. I have several quilts that I want to begin but I really need to work on my presentation for IRA, get MRA speakers lined up, and send out a call for EEIS articles. WIDA testing begins in a week and two schools have surprisingly found students who might be ELLs, now that 3/4 of the year is over.

Also, can't wait to meet Molly (Guo Yong) as soon as she gets here to her new home.