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It’s Friday? Right? Soon?


To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There is nothing like a tough week to make you wish for the weekend.  I’m one day too soon in my wishful thinking it’s Friday. I shouldn’t be feeling so tired since I’m not teaching every single day as usual.

That’s because November is an odd month in that it is so fragmented.

There is actually only one week that contains one fully functioning school week what with quarter break, parent-teacher conferences, professional learning communities, and Thanksgiving holiday.

Like Vera’s dad says, “How do they expect you to get any education if you aren’t in school?”  Vera didn’t have an answer either.

Speaking of Vera, the NaNo blog is going reasonably well.  Today marks 29,860 words.  I already pre-celebrated with my Haagen Daz.

Even with having to invest my evening into the nightly word count, I’m still managing to get some reading done, even if it’s by audio on the way to work.  Anyone else out there read Washington Square by Henry James?  I’m really thinking Morris is quite the cad.  Catherine deserves much better.

I’m also rereading To Kill a Mockingbird for my ninth grade novel unit.  I’ve lost track how many times I’ve reread the novel.  I love introducing this classic to my students.  It is always so gratifying to hear students pop into class, “I finished the book over the weekend!” and this is from kids who couldn’t even turn in their first quarter book report with offerings like The Outsiders to choose from.

Well, the weekend is almost here. Thursdays make me appreciate Friday that much more.

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4 thoughts on “It’s Friday? Right? Soon?

  1. Hooray! Another re-reader, and of one the greatest books ever.

  2. Teaching is utterly draining so enjoy your weekend! I have read Washingotnn Square, but not sure I can bring myself to reread it… a great writer, but I’m not sure I have the energy!

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