(The picture above is one of the pictures. In fact I wrote a 63 page story about it. It is titled" Mr. Linden's Library". I am proud of that actually. It feels good to know that I wrote a complete story, and, if I do say so myself, have it turn out coherent and enjoyable to read with a few twists added in.)
The kids look at the picture and then do a 3 minute quick write using the type of lead we are practicing. Then the kids share and we move on to the next picture. Our guest author did it with the kids today. It went well and she really enjoyed it as well. I was grateful for her participation because she was able to show the kids a great example of the lead type. Some kids aren't getting it yet. They try to describe the picture instead of write a story lead. But I know with practice they will get better.
After school I had to plan quickly so I could make it home to teach a voice lesson. Although I ended up helping my voice student create a DVD of the queen pageant from Melon Days. After that I mowed our poor little lawn and took the vines from the garden that the squash bugs were thriving on and hauled them to the dump. It was my turn to cook (a.k.a. eating out) and we went to Burger King. Made home in time to get the kids in jammies, scriptures, and prayers. We also watched the finale of America's Got Talent. I must say I was very disappointed with who won. But I voted for someone else and that was I all I could do.
Now I am sitting here dreading that I have homework for my college class, watching A Knight's Tale on TV, and think that I am pretty tired. Good thing that time will march on.
I guess a high-light (sarcasm) of today would be having a student tell me to SHUT UP in front of the class. That was exciting to say the least. It was all good. I simply sent him to the office and then went down after school (20 minutes later) and explained that I care about him like I care about all my students, that I want him to work harder, and do his best. I hope he does.
Well, that is longer post as promised. Thanks for reading, ciao!