...at least for the summer. There will be no more classes to teach or papers to mark for another seven weeks, and after two-three extremely busy months it feels well deserved to get a long break. At the same time I am looking forward to the new schoolyear that will start in August, and plans are already cooking in the back of my head. The weather here in Oslo is amazing, the water in the fjord is warming up and I plan to enjoy the outdoors as much as I can. I am also looking forward to catching up on my reading. My first plan is to finish reading Brady Udall's The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint, which tells the sad but yet funny story of a young boy, "half-Apache and mostly orphaned". Next on my list are Siri Hustvedt's What I loved and Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes, so nothing new. I am also planning to check out Vikas Swarup's Slumdog Millionaire to find out if it is suitable for reading in class the next schoolyear. If you should happen to stumble upon this blog in the next few weeks, I would like to wish you a lovely summer (especially if you are a teacher :-) Photo from Oslo, Norway and taken from flickr: De fire elementene
I am an English and Norwegian teacher and this blog is mainly a place where I can keep track of what I do or would like to do in my lessons, what resources I find online and what methods and resources we make use of in class. Occasionally I might just share an idea.