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Monday, November 30, 2009

November is Gone!

Strange to think that in one month, we will have crossed the decade mark into the 21st century.

The New York Times has released their "100 Notable Books of 2009". I probably haven't read any of them, considering I am constantly submerged in Teen Lit, but I thought you'd enjoy looking at the list. It's a bit daunting -- 100 is a lot to cover in a lifetime, much less in a year! -- but maybe you can treat yourself to one pre-Christmas present at Barnes & Nobles.

In other news, this weekend was a four day vacation for me. Wednesday was an early day, 30 minute classes, which gives me enough time to sit my students down and take roll. Instead, I taught them how to make lanyard bracelets. It was much more productive than any English assignment I would have attempted that day. In addition, they hopped up on my board and left me very touching messages. I've grown accustomed to them, but you might still get a kick out of their abrasive charm:


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