Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Walking On Air

It's been the longest week already. So far tonight, I've planned a lesson on folklore for my American Lit class. I decided to do that because I was so utterly confused by a scene in Ch. 6 of Their Eyes Were Watching God, and I figured the key to figuring it out had to be related to folklore. Zora Neale Hurston was an anthropologist and folklorist before she became a novelist. Also, there are talking vultures in the scene.

I did find some interesting information about folklore, and I'm reasonably convinced the juniors may enjoy writing some folk narratives tomorrow.

I guess we'll see.

I've also graded three papers. I think my total number of papers to grade is now under 100. I don't know how I'll get them all done, but the only thing I can do is keep trying.

Also, I have a fleece scarf tied on my head.


LH said...

This book is one of my all time favorites. Your posts are making me think I should probably read it again.

I know you're having a tough week, but I have to say the brown blackground makes ATT a little hard to read. Maybe change the font color?

Got the ncte proposal and will check it out tomorrow. THANK YOU!!!!!!!

KC said...

On it.

Judy said...

Did you use garage band for podcasting with your biggies at school? I tried it the other day and it worked well if I didn't have much editing to do. Audacity seemed better at that especially if I had 20 littles.
I need suggestions!

KC said...

Yes, we used Garage Band. I had the kids get the audio, so I only had to do a little editing. There were kids in each class who knew what to do.

With Garage Band, I did notice when working with Shef (only 1 little), that it's good to leave a lot of space between each segment, so that the editing of the transitions can be easier.

I'll ask my kids what they think about Audacity. I'm sure some will have some thoughts.