Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Favorite Sports Day

I really wanted to go to school today as a roller skater, but I couldn't find my skates--yes, yet another reason for cleaning out the attic. The students have grown up using roller blades with in-line wheels. They think the old style skates are amazingly difficult to maneuver, so I would have garnished a certain degree of awesomeness. Sigh.

Oh well. I decided to wear my backpacking gear, because I do like to hike. Since I live with an equipment junky, the question was more a matter of what to leave behind than what to take. I agreed to the hat with the sun flap for the neck, but didn't actually wear it because I still have a bit of dignity left. I also left behind the titanium "pooper-scoopper"--which some people actually use to dig a hole in the ground when they stray far from camping "facilities"--because I didn't really want to be explaining all day. I also dangled a compass from my pack, stowed a bottle of DEET for the pesky insects, and carried a cudgel in case I stumbled into a sounder of wild boars.

My students portrayed more conventional sports, I noticed. Here are a few snapshots from the classroom and the halls.

Here's golf




and martial arts,
otherwise known as
an opportunity to get away with going barefoot to school...


oldegg said...

Firstly thank you for your visit to my blog. I often pop in to see what you are up to and as it is often so personal and family oriented I almost feel like I am intruding if I poke my nose in. One undeniable aspect of your work is love of family and of God and his world. Blog on Lilibeth.

aftergrace said...

You rock! I swear you never age one bit. I know that your students love you so much-how lucky they are to have you for a teacher.