I’m not sure why my school district called off school again today, but then again the district is about twenty minutes away from my home, so it could be icy over there. But that’s okay, because I’ve used the two preceding snow days to get caught up on a couple of projects that will affect my teaching eventually, but not right now. You know, those projects that I just can’t get done at school, no matter how hard I try. Here they are: an eighth grade unit on “The Narrative of Frederick Douglass” and a grant application for an international travel opportunity for rural teachers. Both of these projects, which have been gnawing at the back of my mind for quite some time now, are done. Or at least they are as complete as I can make them at this point. Whenever we get back to school, I will send both to my principal for her thoughts and ideas.
So I’m feeling pretty good right now. And that’s why I am creating a blog as I sit in the chair-and-a-half (love this thing) with my laptop, a fire nearby, and a bubonic plague documentary, (sounds awful, but it’s actually pretty fascinating), whispering in the background.