Today is Day 19 of the March Slice of Life, the writing challenge hosted at “Two Writing Teachers”.
Today, as I sat down at my C to write my slice, I had no idea what to write. Then I thought, why not just describe my day?
I had my tutoring session this morning. I have come to enjoy our 3 sessions a week together. I am enjoying especially the chance to share many of the books I shared with my classes and she is reading more. Yeah for great literature.
I arrived home about 2, had lunch, then sat and finished “Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo. I loved it. It was quirky and sweet and funny and touching. Quite a departure from Kate’s other books – which I loved as well. The read alouds of “Because of Winn Dixie” and “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” are high points of my teaching. Both really touched my students. Someone recommended reading Edward after my mother passed away – I did and it really moved me. It still does.
As I sat at the computer, I heard one of my favourite radio announcers “Adele” pose a question:
Which would you rather be: 10% richer or 10% more liked or 10 IQ points higher
As I have retired, I thought I would take the 10% richer. Then Adele gave the results of the poll from which she got the question:
39% wanted to be 10% richer
16% wanted to be 10% more liked
44% wanted 10 IQ points higher
What would you choose?