What Have I Been Doing? It’s Intense!

The last week of school before Christmas, and again in the spring,  is known as Intensive Week at the school where I teach.  Rather than the traditional time-fillers of a movie or games as the children grow restive, we cut off regular instruction and each child chooses a seminar-style class that runs for the entire week, 8:30am-3pm.  It is a change for the better that uses time wisely and gives everyone a chance to try something different.

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You might remember that at Christmas I taught a course on Microwave Cooking.  This time it was Crochet.  The joke is that, as a language arts teacher, what I seem to always end up with is Non-fiction Reading Comprehension.

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Whatever you call it, Crochet or Non-fiction Reading Comprehension, it was a fun week.  And some Crochet got done.

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Most of the students were bare beginners, but we managed to tackle chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet and slip stitches with courage and perseverance.

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By the end of the week people were tired and a little silly, but there was a sense of accomplishment, and many finished items of use and beauty. Here are some of them, but not nearly all of them.

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And now we are out for the summer.  I have goals.  What about you?