week of 11-12-13

posted Nov 12, 2013, 10:27 AM by Shalaine Root   [ updated Nov 12, 2013, 10:27 AM by Lisa Griffin ]
I have found a reasonably priced production of A Christmas Carol, we will be going Thursday night December 12 to the Armory in Brighton.  The show starts at 7pm, we'll figure out carpooling closer to the date.  Please let me know if you are able to go with us as I need a head count by this Friday, Nov. 15.  Thank you to those of you who have responded already. Students are $8 and adults are $10.

Students should be writing in their Writer's Notebooks.  They need to write three times a week for 20 minutes each time. This is a place to record thoughts, ideas, pondering, wondering, observations, etc.  They need to have 37 entries by this Sunday.

We will have a Writer's Notebook check on Thursday.

I apologize, I am still typing slowly as a result of my accident so email responses may be short.  You may have heard from your kiddo that I had a horrible accident on my way home Monday night from outdoor ed.  I was driving slower than the posted speed limit due to the conditions.  As I came around one of the S curves in Boulder canyon, I hit black ice. I was able to get the car back straight however, due to the slick conditions, the car continued over the side of the mountain.  The passenger side slammed into a bank of rocks causing the passenger window, side window and rear window to shatter as well as deploy both air bags. The car then spun and hit more rocks on the rear driver's side.  The car came to rest perched on two rocks in the river 30 feet down the side of the mountain.  Luckily two young men saw what happened and stopped to help. I had to crawl out of the passenger window and back up the hill to their car. Unfortunately, there was no cell service so we had to wait until a passing car could get within range and call for help.  While we were waiting, several other cars spun on the ice, one almost going over in the same spot that I did.  According to the state patrol officer, the first respondents and tow truck driver, I am lucky to be here.  I have a few bruises and my wrist is not broken but has soft tissue and ligament damage.  The car was not so lucky, it was totaled.  I am thankful that I am here with only a few bruises.  Many people have expressed their concern, thank you for your kind thoughts.