"Impossible is a word that is found only in the dictionary of fools." Napoleon
I can't believe that I am already thinking about heading back to school. Where has the summer gone? I actually have a couple of more weeks vacation, but I am spending this week taking two different staff development classes. The first one is two days, of which yesterday was the first day., and is on how to use our new editing equipment. (Our instructor started the day with the above quote, which I really, really liked.) I actually enjoyed the class and got a lot of useful and practical information. We learned how to download video, create a storyboard, do various transitions, and trim scenes. Today we will learn how to do titles, and add sound. This will be great for when school starts and I have to start working on our morning TV show. Tomorrow I have another staff development to work on our Reader Rally competition questions for next year. I love to read but I have to admit I was not excited about the books I was assigned to read. Since I work in an elementary school I couldn't read books for my level, I was assigned four high school books to read and write 20 questions on. Tomorrow I will work with a group organizing and refining the questions. I would have never picked these books on my own. They were: Deadline, Generation Dead, Unwind, and Little Brother. I did enjoy reading Deadline, it was about a boy entering his senior year in high school finding out that he has about a year to live. He decides to live life to the fullest and cram a lifetime into his remaining few months. It was funny and sad at the same time. I can't say the same about the other titles. I am just not into books about death, which was a predominant theme. I know this is what high school students read, but I am glad that I finished them, got my questions done, and don't have to think about them anymore.