Mythmoot Paper Accepted and Other Good Things!
The conference is in Baltimore, and I'm hoping that maybe I see some fellow Silmgeeks there ...? :D
In other good news, it is Friday, and I have survived the first two weeks of school in one piece. The beginning of the year is always the hardest part. It's lots of single-class lessons, which means more planning. Next week, I will be settling in to reading some texts with my classes that should take more than a class period to get through.
In other good news, Bobby is making another attempt at The Silmarillion and seems to be enjoying it more this time than the other two (??) times he's tried it. He has been taking Mythgard courses with me, so I think he likes being able to connect it in to the larger history and mythology ... exactly the opposite of how I did things, which was to read the Silm and then become interested in the history and mythology. He's at present pondering something that I'm nudging him to write up and post to the SWG. I'm shameless. I've been trying to get him into the Silm for years.
Okay, to close out, I have some cute pictures. Well, one is probably only cute to me, but the other is most likely cute to anyone warm-blooded.
The first is a picture I took of the whiteboard in my classroom last Friday at the end of the day. I have the ninth-graders last period, and they are quite a handful this year. Ms. Karen wrote a very emphatic reminder about our policy on horseplaying, and they went about decorating it and rewriting it (even though they don't follow this directive at all!). I especially like the little man off to the right who appears to be horseplaying in English eighth period. Then another student came in and wrote an endearing message to me at the top. So it's cute to me.
And then yesterday, Lancelot curled up into a tiny space on the couch next to me. It shows how ridiculously small he can curl up. He weighs 68 lb/30 kg, so while hes's smallish for a male Golden, he's not that small. Both of these pictures were taken with my webcam, so apologies that they're a little dark. Lance and I were in the basement, and there wasn't a lot of light.
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