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Month: November, 2015

Almost Thanksgiving

Each time I write a blog entry in my head I have to mentally delete it because it’s just not the kind of thing I can actually post here. But it’s things that make me frustrated that have been occupying a large part of my thoughts lately, hence the infrequent blogging (ugh that it is so vague. I’m fine, seriously, I’m just super annoyed with REDACTED).

I recently picked up David McCullough’s The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris after putting it down midway a few years ago. I walked into the Barnes and Noble at the Grove on a whim the other day and I think just being inside for 15 minutes was enough to remind me that I do actually enjoy reading. I haven’t sat down to read for fun in years (it’s embarrassing) but I did a few times this weekend and it was wonderful. It also helped that I guess I had left off in the middle of the chapter on the Siege of Paris during the Franco-Prussian War and the Paris Commune, two topics which I am immensely interested in. I can’t wait to keep reading.

Tar Pits field trip tomorrow! Will try not to lose any of the kids in the pits, but no promises.

 

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Class

We’re covering the standards about the Qu’ran and the Sunnah, and in an attempt to stretch out the lesson/give students more access to the material, I painstakingly selected a few four minute clips from the 2011 documentary “Koran by Heart” for the kids to watch. It’s about kids their age from various countries memorizing the Qu’ran, but the reason that I selected the clips so carefully is because I didn’t find it very exciting. It’s about memorizing a 600-page book….and almost all of it is in Arabic/other languages with English subtitles. I thought the kids would be bored, but today they BEGGED me for more. They continue to surprise me!