Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Every happening,
great and small,
is a parable whereby God speaks to us,
and the art of life is to get the message.
-Malcolm Muggeridge
(Don't you love this name?:)
My 8th-grade students have the above quote for their quote journals tomorrow.
Should be some interesting responses:)
Their term paper topics (I posted a month or so ago about this) are due to me on Monday (I decided to allow them to choose their own research something they are interested in and would like to know more about) with their tentative purpose and three questions that will be "guiding" their research. They are to choose one of these questions as their probable thesis statement.
Their eyes were beginning to "glaze over" as we went over what a term paper is and the whole broad overview of what they will be doing, so we'll see what they come up with for this first step:)
In the meantime, my high school drama students are hard at work on their semester play which they will perform in three weeks.....Sometimes I feel as if I am on an island all alone with teen-agers!
I love it and I hate it!
Have a Lovely Day!


  1. I read the poem from your last post to my EfM group last night.

  2. Which play are you staging?
    I like what you've planned for the term paper.
    Hope you find time for yourself.

  3. Thank you, Yiota, This play is a mystery/comedy entitled AUNT MAGGITY'S DARK AND STORMY NIGHT. Last year we did THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER (the musical version) and CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN (based on the original book). Next semester I'm leaning towards trying another musical...ALICE'S ADVENTURES In Wonderland and Behind the Looking Glass....The students REALLY want to do this one, but it has A LOT of characters which complicates it much more for me ...We'll see....P.S. Happy Birthday:)

    Oh, Lupines, I'm glad you could use it...It has surprised me how many readers enjoyed that little poem...profound things are usually best said simply, are they not?

  4. Hi Mug. I know you're busy ... but wanted you to know you're missed too :) I love that quote...Thanks for sharing.

  5. Just stopping by to say "Hi!" - whenever you see this...

  6. Happy New Year! We've missed you!