Five Photos for Friday

I was cleaning out My Photo Steam between episodes of “Game of Thrones” and short stories in Welcome to the Monkey House, and I couldn’t help but want to share some gems with *you all.

*Consciously rewrote from “ya’ll.”  Slowly transforming into a southerner everyday.

Another Fallen Soldier
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It’s no secret that the desks in my classroom have seen their better days, and sadly enough we had to put another out to pasture. (How many rhetorical devices can you identify in that sentence?  I see at least three.)  When this desk was no longer salvageable, my students in 3rd period and I gave it its last rites, sang a stirring rendition of, “Amazing Grace,” and gave her a proper send off.

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From Day to Evening Look

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I don’t know which would be more acceptable: telling you that I purposely chose to have my fingernails painted different colors or that I accidentally chose a limited edition formula that changes shades depending on the temperature.  For the next two weeks I’ll be reliving the 80s and Hypercolor memories until I’m due for my next manicure.  I’m not sure how I managed to get my pinkie and thumb colder than my middle three digits, but that’s the magic of me I guess.

Sucks to Your Apple!

Anyone can have a student leave adoring little notes and trinkets on the teacher’s desk, but it takes someone special to earn these terms of endearment.

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And yes, that does say, “Students’ Tears,” and not, “Students’ Teats,” as one colleague thought he read.

Stacks on Desks Stacks on Desks

Last night I decided to put my newly found Barnes and Noble gift card to good use, and what appropriate timing because this week it’s

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I found several titles that are on my newly developed Summer Reading list.

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*The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

*The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

*Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut

*Candide by Voltaire

*Crash Course: AP Language and Composition

*A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

*642 Things to Write Journal

Thanks to a day off of school I’ve made a significant dent in the short story anthology.

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