Friday, November 5, 2010

Thankfulness Five

I have an interesting class at school this year.  The kids seem to be extremely high in reading or extremely low..very few in-betweeners.  I sometimes have a hard time associating with the kids who are struggling.  I have never (to my knowledge) ever struggled in any subject.  I didn't do well in calculus in college, but it was because I didn't want to, and didn't put in any effort to in a way, that was probably the one thing that didn't just come to me.  I also didn't pass my reading endorsement test but in my defense, most people don't pass it the 1st time.  I didn't re-take it cause I didn't want to spend another $200...although, I have been rethinking taking it again next summer, just to have it on my resume.

So back to my story, I'm not sure if this goes along with my #2 of my brain love, but I am thankful for the ability to read.  I love reading.  I went on a pretty long reading hiatus while pregnant, and up until about a month ago.  I'm on some medications how that will keep me up for days if I let them, and I've found the only way to get to sleep is to read, so I read for 1-2 hours every night before bed, so that I bore myself into sleepyland.  Otherwise I'm bright eyed and bushy tailed until about 3am. ugh.

I'm currently reading The Prophet of Yonwood by Jeanne DuPrau.  It's the 3rd of a 4 book serious for The City of Ember.  What's weird is that 1, 2 and 4 all coincide, but #3 is a prequel to #1.  So I decided to read 1, 2, and 4 before reading 3.  It felt more logical to me.  I had read The City of Ember back when I was doing a student teaching practicum in 3rd grade.  I only read a few chapters to the kids and knew how it ended, but I didn't know how it began.  I watched the movie (which I loved) and decided that I wanted to re-read it, and in so doing, I wanted to read what happened.

I seem to have this thing that if there's a first book of a series I enjoy, I have to read ALL of them.  Otherwise I'd go crazy.  So let's hope Yonwood is good, too. :)

Now I have to decide what I get to read next!
 She's such a good sharer! The owl loved the apple. haha
E really likes to sit in her old booster chair. She also doesn't like to eat breakfast first thing in the morning, and I feel that most mornings I have to force-feed her before heading off to her babysitter's for the day.  Today she decided on a tasty apple!- and of course, we ended up taking it so she'd finish it....most days I end up taking her breakfast with her to finish up there.  boo on early mornings.


Michele said...

Do you let her pick her own clothes?

Maddy said...

she chose her babylegs :)

Her jacket doesn't need to match since it gets taken off when she isn't in the car. :)