So, in the social studies class I help out in we've been discussing the olympics and how each time they come to a new city the city kicks out the poor to make the cool sports venues. We've been talking a lot about the 1996 Atlanta games (makes sense) and it BOGGLES my mind that these kids know little to nothing about what happened during that time in their own city. They were all babies at the time, so I get that they don't remember where they were when Keri Strugg stuck that vault landing on one foot. But, yesterday they didn't even recognize a picture of Izzy. Mind blowing.
Back at school... that's where most of my time has been... I'm teaching full-time this year. Three theater arts classes and two inclusion (special ed) classes. It's busy to say the least. I'm doing the musical School House Rocks Live! this fall and I think it'll be fun. It does take a lot of my time though.
I read Breaking Dawn over the night that Atlanta lost power... it was a lot of fun to try to entertain Mr. Flamingo and keep the flashlight focused on my book. It was also slightly annoying.
I haven't done a lot of work on my own fiction because of school. I'm not allowed to start really working on it again until I get more of a handle on my projects for school.
I have big news though! It's really exciting! I'm just not sharing it until I hear one more thing on 8/26. Look to hear more then.