What She Wore: blue jeans; white, waffle-weave henley; red sweat shirt; red snow boots. Next week I’ll try to get back to putting up photos of my shoes. Right now, I’m struggling with the best way to photograph boots.
Today, we had an interesting speaker. I wouldn’t say he was AWESOME–but he did make me think. He kept saying, "you went into teaching to touch people’s lives." I think he made a faulty assumption. I really like my job, and I like the people I work with, but I never thought I’d be "touching people’s lives." I don’t mean that in a negative way–I just think it’s a prett bold statement for a day’s work. I just try to teach, to respect, and to lead by example. Anything else is just gravy.
Recently, Mr. K and I showed our class an episode of NUMB3RS, and in order to get them ready, I had to explain a little bit about the Holocaust. Only two kids in my first period had even heard of the Holocaust. The thing that surprises the kids the most? That people other than African Americans can be discriminated against. I think we’re doing them a real injustice by not making this clear sooner. But that’s just my opinion.
Today, during the speaker, Mr. K started writing in a little journal. Of course, being the nosy-rosy that I am, I had to know what he was up to. Apparently, when he gets a little time, he writes memories and messages to each of his daughters. That way, they’ll always have a piece of "daddy." His wife’s father passed away a few years ago, and that’s when he got the idea. I think that’s one of the coolest things I’ve heard in a while. Just think, you could even put it in a blog if you wanted!!!!
Hope your day is good–tomorrow, I have the day off.