Monday, March 30, 2009

Monday Miscellany

* Only one more week of enrichment classes for this year! This session has gone incredibly fast. I've been teaching two sections of Basic Essay Writing for 5th-8th graders. Each class has 15-16 students, and I've enjoyed all the kids so much. Middle schoolers are so much fun—so interesting and funny. I love being able to teach in the context of a homeschooling support group, where I don't have to follow a school's curriculum—and where we only teach in two 10-12 week blocks!

* I find it interested that without fail, the No. 1 reason people come to my blog via Google is for this post: Fashion of the '80s. Seriously, like 20 people click on that every day from Google. I should spice it up and make it more worth their visit.

* And a couple of contests from fellow bloggers! In honor of her 100th post, Sarah at The Forest Room is giving away a beautiful necklace made by Ugandan widows with HIV. In honor of spring, Lisa at The Berry Patch is having a spring photo contest. She's got three prizes to give away.

* Jesse's out mowing the lawn for the first time this year. I love the smell of fresh cut grass and onions!

* I'm off to take Laurel to the dentist to have two more baby teeth pulled. Braces will be following in the next few months!

And that's all I have to say for now. Except that I need chili oil and loathe the thought of having to stop at the grocery store.


  1. oooo. i'm jealous. we go until may 14!!

    although if my co-op ended, i would probably end school at home! so, maybe it's a good thing....

    how's the college search going?

  2. The 80's post is so funny. I remember getting those fluffy socks and being really excited about it, but ugh. . . the 80's were not fashionable.
    And thanks for the mention.


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