Thursday, January 13, 2011

Week 1!

This semester I have asked all students in my writing classes to keep blogs that they are to update weekly. I figured it might be a good idea for me to do the same, so here goes. My students were told that they could write about virtually anything, and I'm giving myself the same freedom. I'm hoping at some point down the road, this blog gets a sense of identity and purpose, but for now, I'll be content to just say a little about this, a little about that.

The first week of the Spring semester is nearly at a close, and it has been kind to me so far. I was a little behind schedule preparing for all of the 5 classes I am teaching (1 section of Developmental English, 3 sections of Comp. I, and 1 section of American Literature II), but Wednesday's snow day allowed me to get on track. As an added bonus, I just realized this morning that Monday is Martin Luther King Day, and consequently, no classes. I can't complain about a 3 day weekend, but I wish I had realized this earlier, when I was planning my course schedules. With the snow day and the holiday, my Monday / Wednesday classes will be a full week behind right out of the gate. I supposed I'll just have to make some cuts later in the term.

Other exciting things about this week: Yuriko and I went to our second dance lesson on Wednesday night. I think I am not quite as horrible as I thought I would be. Our fox trot and jitterbug are coming along, though we tend to get a little disoriented when spinning. We're thinking of asking for an "intro to salsa" next week. I don't know if we're ready for that, but why not? Oh, and tomorrow (Friday) is my birthday! We have tickets for a show at the Kennett Flash in Kennett Square (never been there before), to see Sharon Little (whom I know little about). Not sure what to expect, but hopes are high.

More soon! Off to teach...