December 28th, 2011 – A New Year Approaches; My Students, My Family; Writing Wednesday

It’s Wednesday, the “Hump Day” of Christmas vacation week. It’s been really nice having these past few days off and even though I haven’t accomplished as much as I would have liked, it’s nice to just kick back and do nothing every once in awhile. It’s especially nice not having to wake up early in … More December 28th, 2011 – A New Year Approaches; My Students, My Family; Writing Wednesday

September 15th, 2011 – A Post Presentation High

It’s Thursday night and we’re in the middle of a big weather change at the moment. Right now, the wind is kicking up and the skies are dark…a cold front is moving in. Yes, it’s supposed to get quite chilly tonight, with temperatures, gulp, plunging down into the 40’s. Yikes, way too early for temps … More September 15th, 2011 – A Post Presentation High

A field trip…

Thursday was a long-awaited field trip for my students. As an ESL teacher in a 7-12 school, I am in the unique position of teaching the same core group of students year after year, and so we all get to know each other pretty well. At the beginning of each school year, they always ask … More A field trip…

January 24, 2011 – Dieting, Great Classroom Moments, and a Cool Quarter Mil!

I’m always happy when Monday is over. Getting past that very first ‘hump’ of the week is always a little bit of a relief for some reason. Any way you cut it, I’ve got a short week anyway…for a few days now they had been predicting more snow for Tuesday night into Wednesday (on some … More January 24, 2011 – Dieting, Great Classroom Moments, and a Cool Quarter Mil!