Sunday, June 06, 2010

Loved this book.

I just finished reading a great Young Adult novel called Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy. I really miss all the great books I got to read in my Children's Literature program in grad school, this gave me a taste of the kinds of quality books I was fortunate to read all the time.
Here is a portion I loved from the book. Sometimes I need to keep this in mind:

"Lizzie Bright Griffin, do you ever wish the world would just go ahead and swallow you whole?"

"Sometimes I do," she said, and then smiled. "But sometimes I figure I should just go ahead and swallow it."

I'm grouchy... apparently.

One of our vocabulary words last week was "grouchy". I'm trying not to take this student's example sentence too personally... how could I, with this hilarious illustration!?

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Soccer saved Honduras.

Soccer saved Honduras. Check out this news article that summarizes how Honduras qualifying for the World Cup this year, the first time in 28 years, helped them through the political crisis of last year!