Entries from February 2008

favorite book.

Date February 28, 2008

  I’m a total booknerd.  Unashamedly.  Spread the word.  Mail me more.  The list of books I’ve read in my lifetime could easily fill this post and maybe the next 52 as well, but I won’t do that.  I will say this, though.  Since I’ve been in Colombia, I’ve started keeping a list.  Just out […]

what’s it to you?

Date February 28, 2008

I like to think of lesson planning as a sort of guide, a map even, but never anything set in stone.  I’m open to change.  I do, after all, live in Colombia.  Today we didn’t follow the map at all.  We made an adventure of our own and where we ended up was, well, beautiful. […]

a polka dot umbrella.

Date February 26, 2008

There’s never a question of whether or not it’s going to rain in Manizales.  The only question is when.  Will it be a morning shower, an afternoon sprinkle, or a torrential downpour that lasts all day?  Because, my friends, the rain is inevitably coming.  Last semester it nearly got the best of me, nearly washed […]

ah, mail.

Date February 23, 2008

There’s just something about the USPS symbol that toys with my emotions in a way that you wouldn’t believe. Honestly, my students are a little obsessed, too. That could be my fault. Still, the highlight of our day is afternoon recess. We take turns running up to the Red House to check the mail. And […]

Some sort of start.

Date February 21, 2008

Beginnings are never easy.  And now that I think of it, middles and endings aren’t too easy either.  Still, everyone has to start somewhere and for me, for now, it’s here. Who am I kidding?  I didn’t start here.  My friend started me here.  I’m a technological moron of the worst sort, but have been […]