My trip to NYC so far has been a big whirlwind! I had a fabulous day yesterday – I didn’t
get back to my room until 6:45 and then at 7:30, I left to go see Hairspray, a
Broadway show which is sort of ironically about Baltimore! It was fabulous! Today has been a crazy round of waiting in line, jockeying for position in crowded conference rooms, and learning a lot. Right now I’m taking a break and then at 6:00, I’m going to one last workshop about using Shel Silverstein’s poetry in teaching. Should be pretty
interesting! Tonight, we’re going to a free dinner sponsored by one of the major ESOL textbook publishers.
easier Internet access. I took 103 yesterday! Somewhere on Madison Street! 🙂
Some art I loved at the Met:
And here’s the famous “World’s Largest Button” in the Fashion District:
The fabric stores were overwhelming in their color and abundance:
I actually bought 8 yards of Italian gauze here – the lady gave me a good deal and tried to talk me into 10 yards! It’s for our bedroom curtains, and perfect!
And finally, because it is Poetry Thursday, here’s a Shel Silverstein poem that I memorize in 4th grade:
The Homework Machine
The homework machine, oh the homework machine
the most perfect contraption that’s ever been seen.
Just put in your homework
drop in a dime
snap on the switch
and in 10 seconds time
your homework comes out, quick and clean as can be
Here it is: 9 plus 4
and the answer is…3? THREE?
I guess it’s not as perfect as I thought it would be.
And now I’m off to my Shel workshop!