Friday, April 22, 2016

A World of Never-Ending Happiness

As you may know, I'm a life-long learner.  I use this identity to explain and/or justify any number of behaviors. "Why are you doing that?" someone will ask.  Answer: Because I'm a life-long learner.

It's a real conversation stopper, now that I think about it.

Anyway, here are three things about I've learned lately:
  • Place Value Mats. Someday, I might want to teach elementary school (including math), so I'm taking an online class about number sense. Did you know how intuitive and amazing place value mats are?  Carrying and borrowing suddenly just 100% make sense. I told Mac I learned about place value mats, and he was like, duh. He knows all about them. We started jamming out problems in my little daily notebook. 

  • Lots of Adhesives Fail to Stick on Painted Tagboard. That pretty much covers the learning.  The backstory: one of our sixth grade project groups painted their tri-board a striking gray color, and then when they tried the usual tapes, none of them would stick to it.
  • If Your Dog Has Experienced Gastrointestinal Distress, Tread With Care. This is a lesson I've been learning for the past year. Most recently: If you give your dog a bath to clean the remnants of an episode of GI distress, he might then run out of the tub into your bedroom and experience another episode.  It's important to remember your unconditional love for your pet during this learning experience.
Today's another day.  There's no telling what we'll learn.


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LH said...

You really are a life long learner.
I should be using those mats.