Anyway, I'm trying to drop a few pounds lately and I realized that I'm fairly addicted to sugar. Seriously addicted because when I cut it out of diet, I had pretty bad headaches for a couple days. Sugar is pretty awful but it just tastes so good! I was CRAVING it for those few days. I'm pretty much over it right now in that I'm just going to eat healthier (and less) and if I have some sugar a couple times a week I'm not going to lose any sleep over it. The weird thing was the physical and emotional addiction. Surprised me and got me thinking about addiction. People can have many addictions besides the normal ones like alcohol and drugs. I have students who are addicted to drama. They can't exist without it and if it's not there, they will create it. People are addicted to the Internet and social networking sites like Facebook (Many kids fall into this category, but even the elderly can, and do, get addicted to online shenanigans and time sucks). My daughter, my wife, and I are addicted to hugs which is a wonderful addiction. Much better than anything else in the world.
An Open Letter to My Son's Kindergarten Teacher by Philip Kovacs
Yes!! I wish I had written this!! What he said, that's how I feel. Yes, yes, yes.
Essay: 10 of 10
My daughter is three and goes to daycare three or four times a week during school. She enjoys it there and her favorite part, by far, is when one of her teachers, Miss Justine, puts her hair in pig tails every day after her nap. When I pick her up the first thing she says is, "Isn't my hair so beautiful?" And of course it is. The daycare is now moving toward more of a pre-school feel to it where the teachers focus more on learning things and there is just no more room for pig tails. I just want my daughter to learn how to interact with kids right now. I just want her to have fun. And this letter by Philip Kovacs addresses that.
Teachability: 10 of 10
This essay could have real power with students and I will use it when discussing school. What is the right way to educate our children? Push them at an early age? Our state has officially adopted the National Common Core standards beginning this year so education will be a nice topic of discussion in class.