This guy in my “Digital Media and Society” class insists on sitting next to me, and always wants to see my notes. Apparently, he’s an accounting major, and he suspects I could probably teach this course myself.
He is definitely rocking the “normcore” look. Must be a hipster.
I dropped the#NetflixandChill hashtag on him, but I fear I revealed my digital smarts too quickly.
It only confused him.
PS – About the class, sooooo I was the first to post to the online discussion this week, and here I thought I kept things pretty simple about the evolution of mass media markets and evolving technology, didn’t ramble, cited a few sources, sprinkled in some humor, and applied it to every day life, but Martin was like, “Dang it, Julie! STOP. Stop. You are making it worse for the rest of us.” Noted. Now I wait until others post, and then I chime in with a “Very good discussion points. I see your point very clearly. Nice work!”
It’s Teacher Appreciation Day today and I didn’t find out until the very last minute last night. Thank goodness for my new Kitchen Aid and our shameless, unlimited supply of Crisco, white flour, sugar, and chocolate chips. Continue reading →
Martin had a parent-teacher meeting today at Jaz’s preschool. His German teachers provided a thorough review of his milestones and progress, and handed over a thick scrapbook they’ve kept for him this past year.
It puts me to shame: it is full of photos, artwork, and notes keeping track of class parties, field trips, and his interactions with the other students.
Best of all: they believe Jaz is on track to attend German elementary school next year, if we decide to send him there.
You know that moment when Forest Gump learns his son is super smart, and not slow like he is? Our daughter just forecasted and documented the weather for us using a “smart board” in her classroom. And that’s all I have to say about that.
These two ladies had their first day of school in Germany yesterday. Back in September, I pointed out that given their age difference, this is the only year the two will attend the same school together. That remains true even here in Germany since the middle and elementary schools are in the same building. That won’t be the case next year when a new elementary building opens up, but for now, a little unexpected blessing allowing these two to face all of this change together. Continue reading →
It was a pretty big deal for many reasons. The biggest, perhaps, was that Lola officially … finally … became a bonafide student! She was sooo ready for kindergarden. The entire week before we left for Disney World, she wore her backpack — stuffed with all the school supplies we bought for her — around the house. Practice, she called it. Frankly, she’s been practicing for a long time already, and her enthusiasm that morning was infectious. Continue reading →