several of my students
apparently stayed up all night reading Friday night. THen they stayed in bed most of the day Saturday reading. A pity, too, because Saturday was a beautiful day outside. No verdict yet on how they liked it. A lot of them are young ..grades 5-6ish.
"A pity, too, because Saturday was a beautiful day outside."
I wuz gonna make a snide remark until I realized you meant they could have been outside reading.
Stupid intrawebs, robbing comments of all contextual tone.
July 23rd, 2007 4:27pm
> was a beautiful day outside
There will be more beautiful days. There is only one experience of reading HP.
i thought there were about 7, or something?
assuming you only read once ...
SoP, where do you live? In Cleveland, beautiful days are hard to come by. As Philo said, they could have been reading outside, or they could have waited a week for it to rain.
So they spent ONE NICE DAY inside reading. So fucking what? Those kids probably waited months and months for this book. They can go outside when they're finished with it.
We should be glad the kids even want to read.
> As Philo said, they could have been reading outside,
> or they could have waited a week for it to rain.
What's funner the being curled up in bed with a good book? And you don't wait. Resolving all these months of anticipation is part of the fun!
curled up in bed with a good book is a winter activity.
and really, my students are not in danger of not wanting to read, or even not being doctors when they grow up.
"curled up in bed with a good book is a winter activity."
Is this some kind of law?
At least valid for good first time experience.
Of course I didn't come up with it myself. I remember that an expert (I forgot which one) expressed similar ideas regarding reading Romeo and Juliet.
My mother tormented me with nagging when I stayed inside in the summer, to read. "go outside! go outside!"
July 23rd, 2007 8:12pm
I was such a bookworm that instead of grounding me when I was "bad", my folks would kick me out of the house for the day.
Usually I just went to the library.
I found out that the library is full of ... "interesting" materials :)
> reading Romeo and Juliet
So it's better to live R&J rather than read about it? :-)
Not really. Libraries back in HK are more modest.
Still, interesting materials are hidden behind all the seemingly overly academic words.
"I was such a bookworm that instead of grounding me when I was "bad", my folks would kick me out of the house for the day.
Usually I just went to the library."
Yeah, but did you walk two miles in the blazing sun, uphill?
I did. We have that in common, I see.
July 23rd, 2007 9:50pm
"Hm. I think my grandma said the opposite.
"Stay inside! Study!""
Interesting. My parents thought I was becoming a social idiot and tried and tried to get me to hang out with other kids. I brought some girlfriends home one day, and they were sorry, then. Why? My mom's exact words "honey, they look so HARD and tomboyish! Where are your regular girlfriends?"
July 23rd, 2007 9:52pm
It wasn't uphill both ways, but I did walk everywhere. My father was philosophically opposed to driving us anywhere except to doctor's appointments and that kind of thing.
"Shouldn't have moved us to the suburbs, then," we said.