1. I got a bit transported today trying to help my students work through "Lines Written a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey, On Revisiting the Banks of the Wye During a Tour, July 13, 1798". I really don't know if my students experienced a lot of Wordsworth's passion coupled with his obsession with the power of nature, but I gave it a go. I know the poem seemed alien to many. Maybe after spending well over an hour with it, the poem seemed a bit more familiar.
2. My conferences with my writing students hit a higher gear today. I enjoyed the students' writing again today and listened as well as possible to what each student was hoping to accomplish. I listened to many stories of heartbreak. I listened to stories of joy. I tried to help each student come to a fuller understanding of happiness.
3. I baked chicken pieces and they were buttery, moist, seasoned just right and tasted great with the roasted potatoes and onions, and green beans I fixed.