Sunday, September 20, 2009
School, School, Wild and Weary
I know I haven't been posting nearly as much lately, but that's because I've been weary. School is great--don't misunderstand me--but the fast pace of teenagers keeps me on my feet. You will notice that in all of these pictures there is very little classwork going on. Well. That's because I can't take pictures when I'm teaching...and when they are quietly working, I'm quietly helping them, scurrying like a plump little mouse among the sleek little tigers. (Our theme this year is WILD*so I had to throw that in)
*Within the Lords Design
Here's a couple of diligent freshmen who came early to school...quietly reading in the science room, and you'll see some students playing with the math geometry toys, building stars and towers and being creative. (Don't think the older kids don't love these too; their endeavors are pretty amazing. In a few minutes they build a city on the table.) When their work is done, they love to play stratego or chess...even if it's only for a few minutes. (Most days I have junior-high boys in my room during lunch to finish these games.) On game days, the pep band plays for us in the hall at the end of fifth hour. Last week I took my sophomore class to the nursing home to sing for the older people there. They practiced for a couple of days and came up with four numbers--Amazing Grace, How Great Thou Art, God Will Make a Way, and Rock of Ages. It was a little slow, but I think the people enjoyed it anyway. One girl played the piano and a guy played the guitar. We were going to walk the five blocks to the home, but it rained, so we all--almost all anyway--piled into the school suburban. On the way back we stopped in at the only restaurant in town and bought schnetka.