Sunday, May 23, 2010
without a word spoken - a gift. Working on poetry that
describes a place or thing, one student took the time to make
everything in school feel all the more special. I'm as flattered by these
words as anyone would be, but more than my flattery is my awe in the
deeper concepts of life that can be expressed in the words of one who
is only ten years old. The power of music and thought.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
In the waning days of the school year I have been invited to have my class work on a project that will combine student poetry with the accompaniment of ukulele music. If you are a teacher you may know what the end of a school year is like. I think of it as a runaway train heading down a steep mountain. There will be a wreck at the end, but the pieces will all be picked up and put in a box. When I open the box in September I will be mad at the "me" that threw it all in there in June.
Info about the poetry/ukulele project: http://buylocalbuildafuture.com/amylv/
The ukulele club will be playing the blues along with the band for our Spring Concert. I hope to have a decent recording to post here.
The Night Owls