- Buffalo, NY
- member since June 21, 2007
jazzpatsytoo’s last login was Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
Congratulations on impending marriage! Have you set a date? My husband and I celebrate our 23rd this August 26th, and my parents will amaze us with their 61st on August 28th. (Yes, we are partial to August weddings!)
So glad you are thriving in your teaching. I know the rewards and the heartaches, and I still rejoice in the potentials for the work in both student and teacher.
The Alvarez kick is courtesy of Mary Margaret, retired Spanish teacher from our school. She and I are Curves buddies, and we exchange books there.
Happy to hear from you--esp. with such sweet news!
If you ever teach Hamlet, let me recommend a companion novel--"Edgar Sawtelle". I just finished it yesterday and am still amazed by the many similarities to Hamlet. Biggest differences are the YA main character and the WI setting. I'll have to loan my copy to EJ at DHS!
Hey, just thought I would say hi. I can't wait to come and visit again, I miss everyone so much. I thought I would drop you a line to see what you have been up to. I have been trying to do as much rec reading as my school work will allow. I will have to tell you all about it when I come in again. I have off from February 28-March 8. I plan to come at least once that week if its ok with you. Just email me what blocks you are free or after school meetings if possible so i can most effectivly plan. Hope to talk to you soon. [3 always, M
I have a question, have you ever read "My Thirteeth Winter" by Samantha Abeel?? I was wondering because I have to read it for an extra credit assigment and I was wondering if it was any good. If you could get back to me ASAP that would be great!! Thanks, [3 always M
Just finished "Reading Lolita In Tehran" by Azar Nafisi, and I had to tell you that this is one inspiring nf text for any English teacher--esp. at high school level. It's in 4 sections: one devoted to Nabokov's "Lolita", one to "Gatsby"--maybe most accessible to students; one to the texts of Henry James (more college level/AP 12), and the last to Jane Austen's views.
There are 12 high level discussion questions posed at the end of the book. Here's the 12th:
" Nafisi's account of life in the Islamic Republic transcends national and geographic boundaries. Discuss how the experience of censorship, fundamentalism and human rights, as well as the enjoyment of works of imagination and the desire for individual freedoms, may be similar in totalitarian societies and in democracies such as ours."
Check this out if you get the chance!
hey, what's going on?? i just thought I would say hello. I am kinda bored and I wish that I was home so I could come in again. i haven't seen you in forever. I hope to talk to you soon. I really miss everyone. I hope that your classes are going well.
How's the start of 2008-09? I'm still amazed by September and October days, and Sunday evenings, in particular.
If your students are looking for a good fantasy trilogy, I'd recommend Kristen Britiain's "Green Rider" books. Check out my reviews.
I read "Marley and Me" and remembered some of my favorite dogs. Isn't it the rascals, both human and beast, who carve their spirits into our hearts?
Best wishes to you!
I am currently reading the May book for Literary Bites. April's isn't in right now. I hope it comes in soon so I can get two books out of the way. I do want to borrow that book!! I wanted to tell you that I did enjoy Impulse. If you would possibly lend The Other Boelyn Girl that would be great!! Tell me what you decide so that I know.
Thank You, M