It’s been a rough few days, but today was my vacation from reality. My girlfriends and I woke up at 5am, met up, drove to the train station, and raced to New York for a taping of “Live With Regis and Kelly”! It was a great day and so much fun. Definitely just what I needed. Of course, tomorrow it is back to reality.
I spent the rest of my day planning for this week. My students are beginning to work on the revisions for their poems and this week I am assigning their multi-genre poetry anthology. Of course, that means making my own model. I’ve spent a lot of time working on it and I hope it inspires my students without inhibiting them. Sometimes it seems like models give them a template to use and they never vary from it. I am going to try and encourage them to be creative and only use my model as just that- a model.
Only four days this week, thankfully. It’s nice to think tomorrow is already Tuesday!