Sunday, 14 April 2013

Welcome Back from Spring Break 2013

Just wanted to say welcome back everyone!

It's 10:18 pm on the last day of our two week break and yes, I am counting down the minutes until I need to wake up at 5am everyday again.  But I have missed you all and I am looking forward to seeing everyone again in the classroom again.  We have a lot of work ahead of us (eep!) so I hope you had a restful spring break and are now read to write, write, write and write some more.

So, what have you all been up to?  I guess, I will find out soon enough.  In the meantime, here is a poem  by Wendell Berry. I have certainly been a victim of this.  Sometimes it's okay, I guess. (Hello, Instagram girl, remember...)  but I wouldn't wish this on anyone's every time.  :)

The Vacation

Once there was a man who filmed his vacation.
He went flying down the river in his boat
with his video camera to his eye, making
a moving picture of the moving river
upon which his sleek boat moved swiftly
toward the end of his vacation. He showed
his vacation to his camera, which pictured it,
preserving it forever: the river, the trees,
the sky, the light, the bow of his rushing boat
behind which he stood with his camera
preserving his vacation even as he was having it
so that after he had had it he would still
have it. It would be there. With a flick
of a switch, there it would be. But he
would not be in it. He would never be in it.

Oh and what have I been up to?  Aside from reading your work and peeking into your google drive folders?  
Where I spent Week 1
Highlight of Week 2 

Yup. We got to see Sarah Kay and Phil Kaye live.  It was pretty awesome.  Here's a video of one of the poems they recited together. An oldie but a goodie. 

Anyway, I hope you guys had a great break.  Anything interesting happen to you?  Leave a comment or a link if you blogged about it?  


  1. It is fate that they should be together

  2. Oh yes, I have a very interesting holiday :)
    Stung by a jellyfish: not so awesome.
    Beach, fruit juices, sun, snorkeling in the Similan Islands: AWESOME!!!!
    If you want to see some pictures, have a look at my blog. :)