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The further adventures of travel with Phebe

Tuesday, October 05, 2010      3 comments

Our meeting and workshop in St. Croix went well. We finished at about 3:45 PM and got a taxi to the seaplane, to return to St. Thomas. But the weather has been horrid, with a tropical wave stalled out on top of the VI - and the 1:30 seaplane p... Read more

Business travel

Monday, October 04, 2010      2 comments

I got to the seaplane yesterday - it was hot, humid, had been raining much of the day. So I wore shorts and a T shirt top (styled T, not basic T, but still very casual). Sandals. Others who were part of the same task force showed up in he... Read more

Packing for rainy travel

Sunday, October 03, 2010      4 comments

I'm heading to St. Croix in 2.5 hrs for another series of meetings and workshops of the school improvement task force. The meetings will alternate - one month in St. Thomas, following month in St. Croix. So we're flying over via seaplane. ... Read more

Lightning and thunder and rain, oh my!

Friday, October 01, 2010      2 comments

I know the entire east coast of the US is inundated with the remnants of Nicole, who mixed it up with some unnamed storm and seems to have grown. Now there is something brewing in the tropics. It doesn't have a name (yet), it isn't organiz... Read more

New pedometer

Thursday, September 30, 2010      4 comments

and I don't like it. I bought the cheapest one at the dept. store - just for starters, it clicks when I walk. Yup, I sound like the guy on "Seinfeld" with the mints in his pocket. I click click click with every step. Second, it seems to ... Read more

I feel NAKED without my pedometer

Wednesday, September 29, 2010      4 comments

My pedometer is on strike!!!!!! The clock is working, but it isn't counting steps. I put in a new battery. I cleaned and dusted it. I took the entire thing apart, and everything looks okay. But it refuses to count steps. Yesterday I finis... Read more

Today's workout - schlepping

Tuesday, September 28, 2010      1 comments

I have to go move 10 boxes of books currently in the office - 5 boxes to the other art teacher, 5 to me - and given the layout of the school, this is a major schlep with the hand cart and all. I'm not sure who ordered art textbooks for our... Read more

On judging people for what they eat

Monday, September 27, 2010      3 comments

This was the question of a new poll. Actually, this poll showed up in two places on SP. But it was the question I answered today. Most of the time, I don't judge what people eat. Or judge people for what they eat. I'll try to get DH to ... Read more

I want to be a child in a French school!

Sunday, September 26, 2010      3 comments

We're watching a Sunday morning news show - one of the features was on school lunches in France, and how different it is from US school lunch programs. Not only do the schools expose students to traditionally French foods (yes, escargot and bou... Read more

Friday's exercise - Ballroom dancing

Saturday, September 25, 2010      7 comments

We have a new program at our school, ballroom dancing. The students have two classes each week - there are about 4 classes doing this. And teachers who have prep periods during the time of the classes have been attending the dance classes. Bu... Read more

Rabbit Redux (sorry, I just had to)

Friday, September 24, 2010      7 comments

I parked at school - I was early so I could set up the projector and computer so my classes could look at photos. There were a few boys peering into a box. This is suspicious behavior among early adolescent boys. So I asked what they had ... Read more

We were asked to do a mural!

Thursday, September 23, 2010      2 comments

There's a group working on marine environment education - they have a series of TV commercials; they worked with some schools to produce an activity book; now they're working on murals with middle/junior high schools. They came to our schoo... Read more

Perspicacious

Wednesday, September 22, 2010      6 comments

I love the conversations I have with students. Today, someone asked me something about the mural - I said, "Oh, that'll be done soon, long before I retire in 4 years." Student - "What, you're going to retire in 4 years?" Me - "Yes, I'... Read more

There was a RABBIT at school today!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010      5 comments

I drove in and parked around the corner at the back of school. Went to my room to drop my stuff. Went up to the office to sign in, say hi, etc. Walked back out to say good morning to the assistant principal - who was looking down the hill at ... Read more

Just one of those days - grrrrrrrr

Monday, September 20, 2010      5 comments

My first two classes are great - working hard, quiet, focused. My third class, however - well, let's just say they don't necessarily care about being in art class. Plus half of the class was at a team meeting (academic teams, not sports) a... Read more


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