Cheers for sidewalk chalk and street writing!! 70 degrees in SLC, Utah, yesterday. Snow is predicted for Park City, tomorrow. Spring is fickle and soon the lilacs will be burgeoning under weighty lavendar branches. Last night Banksy was resting comfortably on an alley wall just off Main Street, awaiting the Annual Park Record Spelling Bee….without a coat or bratwurst (winning word). Today, he likely has reservations at Park City Mountain Resort and a bottle of wine. Tomorrow lift tickets. Saturday, a great performance at the Eccles.
I confess, I was fool to pranksters at school, but this brought a smile to one little 2nd grade girl at breakfast who is behind and way too stressed out many days. She said, “Your shoe is untied!” I laughed,”Good one!” I was wearing zip-up boots. Someone wasn’t so nice to my boss though, in filling her office with so many cups of water! I read on a blog tonight that this spoof is the number one “Office Prank” in the country to date. That’s one BIG drink of water!
After some harmless student foolry and wanderlust, wondering as to whether our world renowned guests had gotten lost in construction through the canyon, (coned to death) we viewed Youtube clips of some nontraditional puppet/mime renderings. For a few minutes, I found myself sifting through a post-it pad of emotions, and slinky-ing around, because I did not have a back-up teaching plan. Thankfully, in the end, I didn’t need one. I was extra pleased to be facilitating masking and improv activities provided by wonderful Mummenschanz performers in an incredible outreach. Refreshing to see the kids in a creative element and learning so much that just cannot be TESTED! Yet.
Also feeling free and less the part of puppet, and fool, as I leave for 5 days off, some of which I hope are SUNNY days! I nearly wore my Sesame Street shirt today, people! I wanted to change the way I feel, so I chose a more whimsical/professional look and accessorized with a smile. Law of Attraction….or is it Distraction?
Happy Spring Break from our neck of the woods. Days off= rest, running, fuel for a new on-line learning class, and for writing poetry!!! Hoping students return with a poem selected and memorized for recitation. But first things first, a book report/gameboard will soon be required. Phrases such as “Quit Playing Around!” will be replaced by “Play ON!” Yes! Happy National Poetry Month, fools! It’s jest another day in paradise.