The things on my mind this Friday:
*J.D. Salinger's death. I never taught "The Catcher in the Rye," but a lot of my students have read it and loved it. I imagine that quite a few more will be picking it up this week. I heard that Salinger left behind many notebooks of more writings. I hope someone from his family decides to publish them posthumously.
*A late start at Trailer High due to snow or cold, I guess. Time for coffee and the morning news now. It gives our custodians a bit of time to clear our sidewalks, ramps, and decks. Ah, the joys of having sidewalks for hallways!
*Last night I discovered that I can read comments left on here, but I can't publish them. I keep getting an error message. It is quite irritating. I see that blogger has a lot of posts about this on their "help" site--and not one response from blogger. So much for help!
*Our basketball team is playing another area team tonight. The Mr.' s nephew plays for the other team. Both student councils are promoting a cure for breast cancer during the game. Our teams (boys and girls) are wearing pink socks. P's team is wearing pink shoelaces and wrist bands. They sold pink t-shirts to the crowd. Proceeds from t-shirts and donations are going to support breast cancer research. I like that they took a non-league game and turned it into something a little special.
*My students are finishing the district writing assessment. Oh, the whining and gnashing of teeth. (The students-- not me!)
*Have I told you yet how glad I am that it is Friday? I am. I blame the lethargy this week on barometric pressure. My students and fellow teachers are as bad as I am. It is like a huge case of exhaustion has settled over all of us. I prefer calling it exhaustion as opposed to laziness. Word choice is everything!!