Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Well, tonight's a board meeting. Parents compiled a list of ten broad questions after the last meeting; board members were supposed to investigate and write up a response with their findings. I've spent the last week and a half talking to people.
What I've heard has not been very uplifting. My hope is that all the board members have done their 'homework' and now we can begin to work together to make the school better. I really believe that this should be about the kids.
Big sigh. Not really looking forward to all this, but I'm trying to be in the moment--any worries I have about tonight are not real in that they haven't happened yet. I'm trying to stay focused on the feeling of my icy fingers on the keyboard and the wonderfully gentle warmth I feel on my right leg from my little oil heater (at the moment, my right leg is the only part of my body that's warm).
Joel had a big paper on "Romeo and Juliet" due this week. He loved the play, which the teacher performed/read for them, and really wanted to write a great paper. That same night, Katie got all interested in the whole Shakespeare thing and we ended up sitting up until 11 p.m. (!) talking about it and reading excerpts from different plays. Gotta love those kids--they drink tea with me, make art with me, and love Shakespeare! Could life get any better?