a quote from my favorite author

“The most solid advice, though, for a writer is this, I think: Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell, and when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.”

-William Saroyan, The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Physical Education

Friday I was cornered into subbing for a gym teacher afforded the unique opportunity to be a guest teacher in a physical education class.  I was terrified a bit nervous about being outside of my comfort zone.  Luckily, it was a free for all an option day, so I didn’t have to lead any activities.  Instead, I hovered along the wall watching out for flying balls of doom I walked around supervising the various games the students decided to play.  I found that I had lots of time to avoid being annihilated reflect.  It was enlightening to see my students run off some of their energy interact in a completely different setting than the classroom.  I wish I had more opportunities to dodge low flying spherical objects to see my students in a new light. 


  1. Interesting technique, definately two voices in there. Which is the true Christy? (Thanks for your comment on my post today!)

  2. Awesome! I love the tone that you set with the strikethoughs. We so often have to sensor ourselves...

  3. What a great way to show both "voices"--I feel the same way as the cross out version in the gym. Not my cup of tea.

  4. Love this technique to show that struggle to choose the positive thoughts over the negative. I especially enjoyed your "avoid being annihilated reflect" line. (sorry, can't strikethrough) That's totally me, so it made me laugh.


  5. i loved this technique!! i think it would be fun to show this to students (well, maybe a more kid-friendly topic) to show word choice and getting your point across...