11.09.2010

Teacher Tuesday No.6: Boston, Thomas Jefferson and Cupcakes

BOSTON:



No, unfortunately I did not get to take a weekend trip to Bean Town. Boston is just one more reminder that teaching does completely take over your mind. My class has been studying the beginnings of the American Revolution, many of the most historical and well known events happened in Boston. I have written, said, heard, and read the word BOSTON so many times I actually dreamt about Boston. I dreamt that I witnessed both the Boston Tea Party and the Paul Revere "two if by sea" lamp hanging in the North Church. I have either gone completely insane or am just that much closer to becoming "that teacher" :)


THOMAS JEFFERSON:


In keeping with the American Revolution theme, this is a video that we played in class to introduce the Declaration of Independence.My kids L-O-V-E-D it, there may or may not have even been some air guitar playing. I LOVE THIS VIDEO for many reasons, first and foremost that it is probably making Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and Sam Adams roll over in their graves. I also love this video because it modernizes history, if I had a nickel for every time I heard someone say that "I hate history, its too boring" then I would be a very rich woman. If you think that this video makes history boring then you must not have watched the same video as me.

CUPCAKES:

Again, not real cupcakes but with my certification test in 10 DAYS (eeeek) I was studying yesterday and found this journal. I had to buy it, it was the perfect mantra for the next ten days. On the inside cover I also wrote

Matthew 6:34
"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

two wonderful mantas to end this semester.

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