I have to miss school tomorrow as well because I'm taking the kid to see her doctor. She's been sniffly and coughing for weeks too. Hopefully this house will be changed into one of health and wellness very very soon. And if it's not I may just have to cut off my nose.
The Ballad of Big Mike by Michael Lewis
This is the New York Times article which turned into the book The Blind Side which turned into the movie The Blind Side which won Sandra Bullock an Oscar. It tells the story of Michael Oher, a physically huge young man who plays football and leaves his horrible inner-city life in Memphis for the suburbs.
Article: 10 of 10
It's a great story.
Teachability: 8 of 10
The first 2-3 pages focus exclusively on football so that's not ideal for a classroom. But the rest is superb and the movie is well-done.
Until later when I'm feeling better...