Our students listened to a personal security presentation today. The digital world can be frightening, and dangerous for those unaware. For two hours the presenter held his audience's attention. I learned a lot about internet safety. And I also learned how much I don't know. Darren Laur is a former police officer. He's not anti-internet, but counsels students to develop an online presence that is strong and positive rather than one that may come back to haunt someone in the future.
Mr. F. turned two this week. His mother created a perfect cake for a little boy who clutches his Thomas and Friends trains tightly wherever he goes. Each train car was a small cake (some chocolate, some white) with different toppings. Yum!
February is flying by. It's almost Valentine's Day. I pulled a few things out of my VD box (shoebox size), including the patchwork heart done several years ago, and the stitched post card finished last year.
I don't think I've ever been so busy in my entire life. I confess that taking on another English class has more than doubled my work load. I know that I'm still easing into it, and I'm hopeful that I'll develop a rhythm of lesson prep and marking that won't consume every waking moment.
I'm looking forward to the weekend. There will be some housework to do, but I also hope to do a little sewing or stitching. I'd love to work in the garden as I did on Monday (holiday here). The sun beamed with real warmth and I made some progress weeding and trimming. However, we're back to rain, rain, rain, so I'll stay cozy indoors.
How about you? Indoors or out this weekend? Linking up with Five on Friday, hosted by Amy of Love Made My Home.