Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Trade winds back again...
I hope today goes as well at school as yesterday did! I had such a marvelous day with the students I was most dismayed to see in my classes (in the particular combinations they were in - great kids one on one, rather unruly when in a small room together). Apparently, some of my misplaced younger kids in British Lit were suffering under the lash of Ivanhoe last night (FB is wonderful for assessing the mood of students - I never add them, but will let them add me with the warning that I WILL remind them about homework - publicly). This really should be a senior class, but our school is so small with so few teachers, kids are sometimes placed where there is an open space, and that means they have to suffer a bit. I will have mercy and show them sparknotes.com today.
I am watching my flock very carefully, since the one hen died. Everyone seems healthy, except for a drastic drop in egg production. This might be because it has been very dark and rainy, and at least one of them is moulting - I hope that is it.
I taught my border collie (and? - mystery dog) to jump in the back of the car. The shepherd mix thought she would try it, too. It isn't nearly so cute when a 70 lb dog does it as it is when a 30 lb dog does. She agreed, and jumped right out. Maybe she remembers the last time she had to go in the car, when our neighbor shot her.
Have a lovely day, everyone!