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Patricia Baser

School's out

June 1, 2007 at 12:59 PM

This has been the week to begin recuperating from school until teacher planning starts on July 30 (!). The school year ended on a bit of a sour note for me, as one of the schools I teach at began monkeying with my schedule without considering the long-term implications for my program. Fortunately, a solution was found and 8th grade orchestra is no longer arbitrarily cancelled. Of course, while the pace may slow a little, it's really a myth that teachers have nothing to do in the summer. I spent Tuesday and Wednesday at a workshop about poverty and education. Yesterday, I marked parts for my elementary orchestra, made pretwinkle bows out of dowel rods, wooden spools, and black duct tape, and did an internet search for materials to use for general music. I am teaching a few lessons here and there and playing a variety of weddings. And, if the air quality can quit being compromised by the south Georgia wildfires, I can go outside and blow bubbles with my 2 daughters.
From Anne Horvath
Posted on June 1, 2007 at 4:21 PM
Patricia, we here in B'ham are tired of hosting your wildfire smoke. You can have it back anytime you want. "Fish and Visitors stink after three days", but wildfire smoke stinks from day one.

Have a great summer!

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