Since it’s Labor Day we are all on vacation, right! HA!
Since we have an extra day some of us are cramming all the homework we can into an extra day.
I’ve been reading the Teacher’s Editions of many of my classroom books. Since this year is a new teaching experience for me, I’m learning one step ahead of the students!
Along with being a teacher, I’m also being a student. The online Math Course is quite a reading challenge. Reading and Comprehending are definitely two different things.
I have taken some time to pull a few small books from our library for future use in the classroom. I’ve had time to get to know my students’ interests, and a few upcoming events. These books will be a good way to complement our other studies.
The story of Alice Greenough, a rodeo cowgirl in the early West, was of special importance. A dear friend passed away this weekend. He was 91 years old, and still a prolific writer for our local newspapers. He wrote a book each year which combined his columns, and it was my privilege to help him put it all together for printing.
The book pictured is another book, but is a very nice photo of him. He was a true Sandhills Rancher for all of his life.
In his last book, he included many old photos which were a collection of a family friend from the early west. Several were of Alice Greenough, along with many other cowgirls, cowboys and Native Americans of long ago. I took time to research many of the cowgirls in the photos. Very interesting.
Sometimes it isn’t the famous authors who make a big difference in our lives. Sometimes it’s the neighbor just down the road.