|Look at Rose with her first mouse!|
|Shaking it down and OWNING the Monday night dance off with Team Testosterone.|
|Mr. G picked about 20 pounds of Cortland and MacIntosh apples.|
What else? Mr. T set a new PR in cross country on Thursday night. I'm swamped with papers to grade. My students are nice people (just a few exceptions) and a pleasure to work with--a few crackerjack writers have emerged already, and the AP Language & Composition class has their first taste of real work as I've assigned Joseph Conrad's The Heart of Darkness this week. That will be our only class novel, it's glorious for use of language, mood and narration. After writing literary analysis essays about it in another week, they'll approach a synthesis writing assignment using the book, King Leopold's Ghost (nonfiction) and Apocalypse Now.
Mice, pumpkins, new drug prescription, big stuff in Africa, papers to grade. Yep, that about sums it up. Spill it, reader. What's new in your neck of the woods?