New York is a really BIG city!

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.

Here’s a few pictures so far of my trip – I’ll post more once I get home and have
easier Internet access.  I took 103 yesterday!
Somewhere on Madison Street! 🙂

Some art I loved at the Met:


(Yes, of course, I looked at the Greek sculptures too!)

Here I am in Times Square!

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?
Oh me.
I guess it’s not as perfect as I thought it would be.

And now I’m off to my Shel workshop!
More tomorrow!

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2 Responses to New York is a really BIG city!

  1. nutmeggmama says:

    We are so on the same wavelength.I can’t wait to see some more pictures.

  2. nanacilla says:

    Sounds like you’re having a great time.  I’m glad!

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