The last couple of months have passed me in a blur of motion and thought. I have taught two Brave Writer family workshops in grammar and poetry, and I have continued to plod through the expository writing process with my college prep and honors-level writing courses that I teach at Heritage Christian School‘s East County II Class Day co-op.
We are anticipating the delivery of the 2011 Book of Common Prayer in mid-April. They were printed in China, then held up in Chinese customs for a couple of weeks. After much prayer, they were finally released and are now on a ship, gliding their way across the Pacific to Los Angeles (due April 10), then will be shipped down to San Diego. I have so many requests for copies from friends and prayer book fans that it’s rather overwhelming.
And I continue homeschooling our three boys while remaining in constant text-communication with our daughter at college during the week; she’s often home on weekends.
Now I am preparing for my two spring classes at Brave Writer; I’ll write a separate post about them in the next week. I’m starting a high school analysis course on Macbeth on April 11, and following will be a family Shakespeare workshop. Fortunately, these classes occur at a slow point in my co-op courses–when they’re working on their MLA research essays that are due in late May/early June.
I’ve also been researching for a possible fan fiction course for this summer at Brave Writer, both reading and writing different fan fictions in the Twilight genre. Fan fiction is a wonderful way of getting teens to write, the girls tending toward Twilight and Harry Potter and the boys toward Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and Star Trek. It’s a very interesting writing genre that may appeal to many reluctant writers.
So that’s where I’ve been for the past two months. I’ll be updating here more in the future.