s I drove the 420 km home I pondered my classroom and life. I saw two small moose in Bala, a pair of deer between one or other of the small towns. It could have been bewteen Haliburton and Bancroft!
The roads were bare, the towns quiet. I cannot imagine driving back to Ottawa during peak tourist season.
It was a thoughtful drive. I wished I had a micro-recorder to record my new ideas, my plans, people to contact, themes I would like to incorporate into the program.
I will ask Big Brothers to send someone to work with our students. A male role model would be good for them. As a mom of two boys, I have a sense of how teens must establish their gender identity and part of that includes seperating from the female/mother figure, and sorting out what it means to be a male in our society. I put together a Gender Issues in Education PPT of my thoughts. My class, at this point, is made of entirely of boys. it will be interesting to sort all this out.
Caterpillars and butterflies - This is the season. I love them. They are everywhere. Down on the septic bed, the blueweed, viper's bugloss, is merrily growing. Each plant has a half doze...
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