ten things tuesday...

Ten things about my classroom. As I am sitting here wasting time, waiting for a dinner meeting...

1) I have posters from Values.com, The Foundation For A Better Life organization gracing the back wall. My students are fascinated by Nola Ochs, the 95-year-old college graduate. They are completely gobsmacked when I tell them that she was the oldest person to graduate from college and then three years later to graduate with her Master's Degree. (and the posters were free!!!)

2) One bulletin board is covered with Founding Fathers Farcebook posters. It's a take off of Facebook. They are clever. I have a set for the Founders and another set for the Civil War era. I'm going to order a blank set and have the students make posters from influential people from our AP books.

3) There are dead flies on the windowsills. Because I'm not gonna clean them up!

4) I have very neat chalk board writing. I'm sure it would be nicer on a white board, though.

5) I've asked for white boards for twelve years. Still don't have them.

6) A beautiful placard hangs above the board with William Penn's quote:
I shall pass through this life but once.
Any good, therefore, that I can do
Or any kindness I can show to any fellow creature,
Let me do it now.
Let me not defer or neglect it,
For I shall not pass this way again.

7) I wish I could get channels on my television. I don't get cable in the classroom, though, so unless I'm playing music, there's nothing going on. And right now I'm not playing music. Although I may have to dig something out...

8) It's time to empty the bottle bin. I was hoping to squeeze one more day in, since we're going on Harvest Break, but it looks like I've got to put in a new liner.

9) I made all the plans, reservations, accommodations, and arrangements for the workshop I'm going to Friday. Two other people are going but they didn't do anything to get ready.

10) If I sit still for too long, I haven't quite figured out how long, the lights go off and I have to roll around a little bit in my chair to turn them back on. It happened while I was writing this.


The Gal Herself said...

Your classroom sounds like a lovely place to spend time. (Except, of course, for the flies.)

If you had a wipe board, at this point, how would you use it?

Diana_CT said...

I like the William Penn quote. I think it might appear on my blog shortly. :-)