Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Women of letters is an inspiring forum that is bringing the art of letter writing to a new audience.
There is something intimate about letter writing. Somehow it is easier to convey tone in a letter than an e-mail/SMS/update/twitter. Maybe it's because the medium is different and the sense of personal sacrifice is inscribed in each word that is painstakingly placed with the pen. Then there is the commitment to fold, seal, address and post the letter that says "My thoughts on this matter are valuable and should be given due consideration."
When was the last time you thought enough to write a letter and post it?
I once wrote one to my father. I knew not where he was and I had come to a point in my life where I was more than a little bit tired of carrying baggage that I had been constantly repacking 'just in case'. So I wrote to him and put a stamp on it no address, return or otherwise, and posted it. Cathartic!!
I like to think of blogging as a sister to letter writing for the time and consideration spent in editing topic and content are genetically similar. Posting may not be as time consuming to the blogger but it is as equally deliberted as that moment when you let go of the letter at the post box. You know, just before you let go and send it on it's way you think "Is this right?"
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
We had a great science lesson. We made cornflour gloop because our subject this term is matter so the lesson was about how combining matter can lead to some very interesting results. We made so much mess I am very glad we experimented outside on the cement.
It's going to be good to be a teacher.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Then the next week I go from dog house to penthouse.
For one week every fortnight I get to drive to work in a little piecce of heaven. Let this picture speak a thousand words.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
I'm really sorry to bother you but I feel impressed to let you know that either yourself or someone of your acquaintance performed an impressive burn out at the corner of *****St and *****Gr last night. I do not wish to quash the youthfulness of the driver of the vehicle but I ask that this person be mindful that my husband is a shift worker and as a parent of three young children he seriously covets what little sleep he can catch. The antics of the driver last night disturbed his sleep and I ask that you or your acquiantance please refrain from this type of behaviour in the future.
Thank you for your consideration.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
The planets are to scale (sort of) as though the sun were 4meters in diameter.
Monday, May 10, 2010
- don't try to fit a whole unit of work into one 45 min lesson
- don't do a really cool activity with 1/4 of the students and not think the other 3/4 will really want to do it too.
Other than these two biggies I'm learning a lot from my two mentor teachers. Today Amanda taught me that not every moment needs to be a teaching moment. Some task are for discovery. I have been watching two very good teachers over the last three weeks and my stress pendulum is starting to shift. I don't spend so much time in panic mode anymore. I'm beginning to spend more time in 'I could probably do this' mode with short burst in panic mode before I put on my teacher inner voice and say 'I can do this. I don't have to be all knowing and all wonderful. These girls have been doing this job for a very long time. I'll get there too.' And most times I believe it and when I don't I fake it.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
I haven't written a uni essay in 10 years and this assignment is the infamous last minute one. Before I got my assignment back the lecturer posted some general comments for all the sudents. The basic gist of the lecturer announcement was that there are some people who did well and others who did not. Because of the speed with which I produced mine I was certain that I would be in the later category. Turns out I wasn't. I got a credit which is better than a pass. I was so pleased, it gives me just enough boost to think that I could possibly do alright in my studies this year. To top it off I have done two quizes and in both I got 29/30.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I learnt about a type of poem. I forget what it's called but it starts with a 'c'.
It has five lines
First line is one words about the item (Noun)
Second line is two words to describe it (Adjective)
Third line is three action words (Verb)
Fourth line is a four word sentence about the object (sentence)
Fifth line is one word giving another name to the object (Noun)
Friday, April 16, 2010
I'm going to start teacher prac placement
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
There on the uni announcement page was the assignment reminder. I freaked out. Not on the outside of course there were children still to put to bed and 1 husband to tell. I thought about not telling him for about 10 mins but that would be lying, (tsk, tsk). This was a car wreck and I was not going to be able to hide it for 48 hours. I calmly put the children to bed and then sat down to tell Mick of my huge mistake. Sure there were some tears but once he calmed down we figured I was going to get through this just fine. (Okay honestly Mick didn't cry, I did, but only because I was a little bit stressed.)
Damn stress gave me a pimple. See?
Friday, April 2, 2010
I know that these guys are half me and half Mick
Friday, March 12, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
I think about you all the time. I can't explain why I have been away for so long. You have'nt done anything wrong. You have been there for me and I know it was wrong of me to treat you so badly. I've been so busy and the longer I stayed away the harder it was to tell you that I still care.
I thought about you on Christmas day when the weather was great and the company was perfect