Monday, November 14, 2011

Charmed, I'm Sure!

 I wasn't sure if I'd be able to participate today.  I had a coughing attack shortly after I got home.  Then with sore rib muscles, I took some cough meds, which, after dinner, saw to it that I was tired after dinner.  So tired that Chloe and Cora went off to have a bath and I woke up in the middle somewhat confused about where everyone had gone, until I heard Chloe giggling.  Now, darling Chloe is in bed, and I am feeling more awake. So, here it is!  And skip on over to see Barn Charms!  Tricia is awesome!

This might be a bit of a boring post, so you may just want to skip everything after the photos.  It's OKAY, I understand!
I had a pretty good day!  I got to work, figured out what I was doing for the day, and then got to doing it.  The kids haven't had a lecture/discussion from me until today.  The book we are using is very hands on and requires the kids be active learners, taking a part in their learning.  Some of them are Active Non-Learners, which means giving them their own head, lets them wander on their own.  The lecture/discussion I gave today, interrupted only a couple times by some readings, made them pay attention, because, for once, I demanded their attention and asked them questions and made them talk.  I feel it was a neat change.

What were we talking about?  Well, a number of things, but mostly, we were discussing evolution.  I managed to bring into the discussion a little about the Missoula Floods.  I taught them something that I knew at their age.  I knew that the granite rocks in the valley are actually erratics brought in on ice bergs during the floods.  If you're interested in learning about the flood, and you should be, all you have to do is Google it and you'll be an expert in no time.  Suffice it to say, however, that these floods were a big thing around here.  They were what was happening during the ice age.  

I stuck around while several students came in after school to work.  While they were doing that I wrote a few e-mails and then went to investigate the rest of my lesson.  Learning, as I did, that it promises to be annoying and a great opportunity for my Active Non-Learners to avoid more work.  Ah, well, it can't ALL be lecture.

I really want to get a new lens, but I can't figure out a way to make it seem right.  You know?  We have bills and a daughter, and what I want is a lens?  That's not cool.  BUT DAMN!!  It's a macro!  I REALLY want a macro lens!


Cora said...

The first picture is SO charming It makes me want to feed a horse and I don't even like horses :)

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

That is one great looking barn!

Tanya said...

ohhh i love that barn! ask santa for a new lens :)

Jan n Jer said...

That first shot just screams CHARM!!!! SAVE SAVE SAVE..macro lens are quite expensive!!!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

The barns are beautiful, esp that red, WoW! Is the 2nd one barn turned home? Niiice! =)

My favorite teachers in school, looking back, are the one who make learning fun, who thought up creative ways for learning the material, so keep at em... you'll be a favorite!

And, about the lens... how long has it been since you did something for yourself? That's how I decide

Thanks for joining =)))

Nani said...

I love that red barn! The color and the architecture and, it's just beautiful!

Choose where you want to macro lens from and ask all of the Santas for gift cards? :)

Rose said...

I thought everyone wanted a new lens! Just kidding...I would love a new one, too, but it isn't like I make money with mine. So, just not going to happen...

And I do like your barns...always look forward to seeing what you post...mine is at Time Stand Still.