Bons mots

  • "We live as though the world were what it should be, to show it what it can be."
    ~ Angel, "Deep Down," Season 4

  • It is difficult
    to get the news from poems
    yet men die miserably every day
    for lack
    of what is found there.
    ~ William Carlos Williams, from “Asphodel, That Greeny Flower”

Stuff to do before school starts

  • Set up a LibGuide for student writing workshops/publications/etc.
  • Clear off desk at home so that it's a good workspace
  • Decide on "essential questions and skills" for AP Lit
  • Decide on "essential questions and skills" for 10th grade
  • Decide on "essential questions and skills" for 9th grade
  • Revamp 9th-grade final project & set up start of school to reflect that change
  • Set up Schoology page for AP Lit
  • Set up Schoology page for 10th grade
  • Set up Schoology page for 9th grade
  • Reread The Joy Luck Club

House and home projects

  • Touch up hallway paint & add lightswitch plate
  • Paint foyer door and replace door handles
  • File down top of coat closet door & repaint it
  • Stain the wooden floor strip (part of our new door installation)
  • Get sump pump serviced
  • Get doorbell fixed -- fixed by our neighbor! I do still want to figure out how to turn up the volume
  • Paint the bulkhead doors
  • Mow the lawn & place the mosaic tiles by the front steps
  • Replace the smoke alarms

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October 28, 2012

Comments

Wow. That sounds exhausting. And a seriously high level of commitment -- I'm impressed!

Only three or four advisees? Is that ever....awkward? Our advisories are all roughly the same number, but in the same spirit of compliment-that-ends-up-as-work, some of us get a more......varied.....bunch than others.

Wow, that sounds *super* exhausting! Congrats on getting through all of it!

What an exhausting few days! Glad you were able to get some rest before starting out again! And good for you for getting in some writing!

Sabbatical Brainstorm - TRAVEL!
Go back to South Africa, and find answers to some of your questions
Go someplace else and design an educational trip (for FGS or another school)

Oops comment posted to the wrong entry. (that's what happens when you try to read blogs while entertaining a toddler!)

Julie, one of my colleagues is actually doing something along these lines! At least, she's going in summer, not on a sabbatical, but she is going back to South Africa this summer -- very exciting.

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