Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Someday I Will Post Again

I promise!  I will.  Really.  September took me by surprise.  I forget how overwhelming the first month back can be.  Maybe it's like giving birth: we forget the pain so that we're willing to do it again.  But also like giving birth, I love my new children.
Today I figured out how to help students write better thesis statements.  Does that interest anyone besides me?  I was pretty excited.
If that doesn't make your boat float, perhaps these beautiful tomatoes do?  I want to be small and play in them, like a child in the ball pit at Chucky Cheese.
Today in class I was telling the kids to use a colon.  "Sarah, what's a colon again?"  I say, "It's the dot-dot," indicating on the board.  A girl in the back clarifies: "It's the eyes."  You know, as in :) smiley-face eyes?  Man, I'm starting to feel so old.