First Day of School

Maybe I should take a picture at this spot every week so you can see how much the library (and its owner) deterioriate over time. 🙂

Here’s the class as it currently stands. Thought I should take a few pictures for posterity, since it’s never likely to be this tidy again. If you click the picture it’ll go to the Flickr page, and you can zoom in for detail.

I’ll try to compose a non-pictorial entry here before long.

Give Me One Moment in Time

One of my new favorite blogs, Geek in Heels, went to the Time magazine cover archives and searched for the cover from the week she was born. Her results seemed to indicate that she was, in fact, born to be a geek.

I’m happy to be able to verify those findings, as I (also a geek, although rarely in heels) got the same cover:

December 6 1980

(I’m using the cover that came out the week I was born, rather than the one that was hypothetically on news stands that day. After all, magazines usually come out several days before their publication date – at least to subscribers.)

Amused, I looked up Ryan’s cover. Although it’s Colorado and not Boise, I thought his result was pretty apropos:

January 16 1978

To those who are currently saying, “No! You must use the cover that is dated before the birth date,” I have the following cover to offer. See, I really can’t go wrong with Ryan’s.

January 9 1978

I looked up our parents, and was disappointed to find that Time covers from that time period weren’t really at all funny. Giving up, I moved on to our siblings. Ryan’s little sister got a Kissinger memoirs cover – not funny. My little sister, though… well, the picture says it all.

July 28 1986

Find your birthday cover here – and if you love it, you can even buy it.

Beginning to look like a classroom!

Before:
Class Pan 1

After:
pan2

Click to enlarge…

The first one was taken from the back middle of the room, and the second from the doorway – sorry about the discrepancy. There’s stuff in the way so I couldn’t stand in the same spot this time.

Need to get the rest of my books figured out. There are some missing in the garage… Also probably need to iron my curtains – not sure how best to go about that. Can I iron on the carpeted floor? Where’s the home ec classroom?

Classroom Website

Okay, Microsoft – “website” is a word. Back off with your squiggly red lines.

Anyway, I’ve got my classroom website all up and running. If by “I’ve got” I mean “my talented in-house web developer has.” I haven’t written all the content yet, but I think all of the little bits and pieces are operational.

Could you stop by and see what you think? Look for broken links, things that look stupid, things that don’t display correctly on your browser?

I’m planning to take my kids to the computer lab early on – first week of school – to give them the tour and teach them how to use it. Let me know if you see something that isn’t intuitive that will require special attention.

Class website

www.mrsbaker.net