Monday, May 19, 2008

The Power of Ten

Ok the River Valley bloggers have called a challenge, not it is my turn to respond.

10 years ago I was living on the Spirit of Massachusetts, doing my spring semester of my junior year aboard this working tall ship/classroom. It was a life changing experience for me, and opened my eyes even wider to the world beyond my back door.

10 months ago it was the middle of July and I was teaching summer school, and enjoying my weekends with Meg in Boothbay. Too bad she won't be doing that gig again this summer, I will miss our afternoons on the rocks.... "I'm a lizard, warm me"!

10 days ago I went out after school with some of the staff, and then went to see the middle school production of The Wizard of Oz. The songs are still stuck in my head.

10 hours ago I was watching Six Feet Under (my new favorite show) on the couch.

10 minutes ago I was teaching my 7th graders how to solve multi-step problems. Now they are working away quietly while I try to get in a little blogging.

10 seconds ago I was answer a students question about how to get rid of the 7 in the equation.

10 seconds from now I will probably answering another student question.

10 minutes from now this call will have left and I will be teaching my 8th graders about solving inequality problems.

10 hours from now I hope to be back on the couch watching more Six Feet Under, or at least reading.

10 days from now I have my last after school tutoring session, and I will be getting ready for my first time presenting at a workshop.

10 months from now it will be March, the longest month of teaching. I will be counting down the days until the end of the school year, longing again for summer. Oh, let's hope we won't be shoveling.

10 years from now I hope to have finished my Ph. D. and be working in the area of educational technology. Maybe I will still be here in Maine, and maybe I will have moved on to someplace else.

Hey, that was kind of fun! Can't wait to read what other people have to say.

Enjoy ~SJ

3 comments:

rach :) said...

Oh, I knew I liked you... Six Feet Under is one of my favorite series ever!!! The ending is perhaps the best series finale since, well at least the Bob Newhart Show, or St. Elsewhere. If I had disposable money now I'd own the series. Where are you in it? I can't wait to talk to you about it all!!!!!

Weather Boy said...

Oh, man, I second that "Six Feet Under" love. We don't always agree on everything, but that might be the best show ever made.

katie said...

Your power of ten was fun to read. Thanks for accepting the challenge.

I have to concur...Six Feet Under is pretty awesome.
As a single gal, I mangaged to watch much of the series on BRAVO. It's amazing (and a little embarrassing) how many hours I spent with the Fisher's.