Monday, December 6, 2010

I Think This Was a Mistake.....

This is the last week of classes, and most of my students are working on their final assignments. In my advanced public speaking class, for example, the students are preparing for a debate over an issue of current public interest. Today, I had them meet in the university library so they could do research with their partners for the debate. I have some papers to grade, so I brought them along to work on while I sit here to be a resource if the students have any questions.

But I've made two mistakes.

First, I'm sitting by the big windows that look out over the campus mall. It's a beautiful winter day (as long as you are inside, ha ha) with a perfectly clear blue sky. I keep catching myself staring out at that blue sky or idly watching students walk from one building to another.

I also went to the juvenile fiction section of the library and checked out Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. I'm nearly to the "S" book on my A to Z challenge, and I've seen a lot of buzz about this book. I flipped it open and saw that it is written in short paragraphs with an easy-to-read voice; I know it's not going to take long to read it. How I would love to just curl into one of those fat, print chairs over there in front of the biggest window and just read for the rest of the afternoon.....

But, NO! Must....finish.....grading......

1 comment:

Ephemera said...

LOL! Yes, I know what you mean. It will be nice when you move into the office with a window, but then again, you're going to have to be disciplined!