Monthly Archives: May 2015

belonging to tomorrow 29 May 2015

I was thinking about procrastination and found that the origin of the word is something like pro, meaning forward and then crastinus, meaning belonging to tomorrow. So it’s like forward to tomorrow. It doesn’t sound so bad when you think … Continue reading

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Summer 26 May 2015

The sky has been the most amazing color of brilliant blue today, with big huge puffy white clouds, their bellies painted silver. Sunday we had a gully washer with hail. It stripped most of my choke cherries and crab apples … Continue reading

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Finals 21 May 2015

I gave my first final yesterday and I’ll give one today and one tomorrow. My freshmen are reading their narrative quests and their mentor letters out loud to satisfy our oral communication standard. They aren’t nervous because they’ve been sharing … Continue reading

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Simple Thanks 19 May 2015

We’ve written the final versions of our own hero narratives. Yesterday, I asked my students to think about those mentors and helpers who guided them along the path of that particular journey and to compose a letter to that mentor. … Continue reading

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Onward 15 May 2015

This day was born under such a beautiful rising of the sun. A burst of light from behind the clouds shone on the tractor by the barn and I felt the pull of the tractor, waiting with its one-way disc … Continue reading

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13 May 2015

Yesterday we wrote about what we’d do on our first day of summer, that being the first day we don’t have to wake up and go to school. You know most of the responses including sleeping in for much of … Continue reading

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Wind and Snow 11 May 2015

What an awesome weekend. The snow moved in after the rain of the last several days, early Sunday morning. We woke to ferocious wind and that wet, heavy snow of spring. It was just enough to make a mess and, … Continue reading

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