Sunday, April 24, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
1) State who gave you this award in your post
2) State 10 things that you love
3) Give this award to 10 other bloggers, listing them at the end of the post,
and notify them with a lovely comment.
(image courtesy of Third Street Stuff)
This is the place that whenever Mama Nancy is in town, Michel and I will meet her here. It's barely a block from Transy's campus. While Transy actually built its own coffee shop in the year before we graduated, this place has oodles more character and charm. What initially drew us here was that all of their coffee drinks feature Fair Trade coffee (Google it). Being socially responsible is just part of it. They have a Happy Hour where drinks are 1/2 price and their drinks are already 1/2 the price of Starbucks. Supporting local business, supporting Fair Trade, both on the cheap? Sign me up! Plus, we get to hang out with Hendrick.
10. My Job
(image courtesy of The Curious Edge)
When people ask what I do, it's always interesting to explain. I do a little of everything. Officially, our office is The Curious Edge and we do several educational enrichment things. Most of my time is spent with The Reading Room. We specialize in diagnosing (not me specifically, but I'm hoping to gain that qualification in the next few years) and tutoring students with dyslexia. We use the Barton Reading and Spelling System, which is based on Orton-Gillingham research (they're the language gurus). My kids are so much fun! I love literally seeing their wheels turn as they finally understand printed text. Knowing that the whole world will be theirs is pretty incredible. I actually use things I've taught/learned from tutoring and I went into Kindergarten reading!
I also help out with Club Scientific. When I was laid off from teaching full time, CS asked if I'd be willing to help out since they do a lot of things in school (such as field trips and mini-camps). While it's not my passion that tutoring is, I still love seeing kids "DO" science. I wish science was fun when I was in school!
I'm supposed to tag people, but I don't really feel like it this time around (sorry Chel :))