There are a few things I want to update:
*Can anyone help Joyce at A Day In the Life Of save a video to her computer? I can help her post one, but I don't know how to save one.
*The proceeds from T-shirt sales at the Friday night ball game went to purchase a mammogram machine for the local hospital in the small town we played. I think I already told you that players wore pink socks, shoelaces, and wrist bands. The cheerleaders all cheered in the pink t-shirts, too. The coaches for Trailer High wore dress clothes and tennis shoes in support of breast cancer research. (This must have been a nationwide thing, as I noticed that the university coach wore that on Saturday, too.) All in all, the student councils collected over $1500. It was a very pink evening.
*Someone asked what my sophomores were writing about for district assessment. In our state at the high school level, students have to write persuasive essays. (Juniors have a state writing assessment, so other grade levels provide practice on the persuasive form.) We gave my students 4 topics to choose from. (They didn't LOVE any of them!) They had to take a stand one way or the other on the issues given. Here were their choices:
1. Government should require fast food places to require a healthier option.
2. Personal education based on life experience is every bit as important as "school" education.
3. A strong family influence is crucial to success.
4. Self discipline is important in self development.
These papers will now be rated/graded by a committee of teachers. I won't rate the writings of my students; I'll be rating other grade levels on a district grading day.
This is the last day of January already. I'm watching snowboarding and listening to the Mr. snore. Just a typical Sunday afternoon on Easy Street.