Friday, January 31, 2014

They'd Keep You Alive

Thank you so much to Mrs. Black, Mrs. Hurdle, Mrs. Anderson, and Mrs. Elshire for the part they played in Everybody Counts today. I think the kids at least got a little sense of what it's like to struggle with their everyday work. This program is one of the most meaningful, in my opinion. Also, thank you to former 5-1 parent and Friend of the Classroom--Mrs. Zalam. She was in charge of the program this year, and she did a great job.

This quote is one of the New Classics in my opinion. It relates directly to what we did today:

"The letters float off the page when you read, right? That's because your mind is hard-wired for the ancient Greek," explains a fellow camper, gray-eyed Annabeth. "And the ADHD--you're impulsive, can't sit still in the classroom. That's your battlefield reflexes. In a real fight, they'd keep you alive. As for the attention problems, that's because you see too much, Percy, not too little. Your senses are better than a regular mortal's...Face it. You're a half-blood."

--Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

LOVE the Percy Jackson series-PAIGE O.