I have come to fall in love with teaching in Catholic schools. What are YOU in love with?...

"Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you will spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything." - Pedro Arrupe

Sunday, February 2, 2014

We're Tuesday People...

Saturday was not a very productive day. After I went to the gym, I did manage to do 2 loads of laundry, but then I spent over 3 hours of my time watching the rest of Downton Abbey Season 4. (Don't worry, I won't put any spoilers here. I'll just say that it was really good.)

I believe it was time well-spent...it just didn't really fulfill any purpose except pure entertainment.

Later on (but before the trivia fundraiser event for my sister's school), I previewed the made-for-tv movie, Tuesdays with Morrie, in preparation for using it in my 6th grade class later this week to discuss some topics of aging, death, and dying. Though the book is definitely better, I think the movie will do just fine.

So, this morning I had a mission - to design a mini reflection assessment (to accompany the movie) based on our report card standards (SBRC). I hope it will provide the students with an opportunity to take what they've seen and what we've discussed and reflect on, ultimately, the meaning of life (and what we can learn from those who have gone before us).

Actually, I got quite a lot done today - went to the gym, developed two assessments, & read the rest of the Pope Benedict book for Thursday's group meeting. The only thing I absolutely have to do later is go to Mass, but there are still a few work-ahead things I could do to stay on the ball (and keep my sanity) for school.

1 comment:

  1. Downton Abbey!

    I love Tuesdays with Morrie- book was wonderful- and movie was really good too- Jack Lemmon, right?