kate5kiwis: la lumière


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Thursday, September 24, 2009

la lumière

i lit our last light from Paris this morning. the Paris that i had longed to visit for twenty years and finally did. the Paris that we were in, a little over three years ago. the Paris that inspired all those francais fridays and these Français fridays during my first year of blogging.

the lighting of this last candle in the second little red espresso cup is perfect timing, because i've finally spotted the light at the end of the tunnel. oh yes, i am handing in my second literacy assignment this morning. which means that there are only four weeks and three assignments to go:

1. an eight minute panel/interview powerpoint presentation on my philosophy and practice of assessment (oh golly what shall i say? i have the perfect quote but am a bit afraid to use it... *recites* i must play by the rules, i must play by the rules...).

2. a three-day team teaching and evaluation/pedagogical implications 1500 worder on curriculum integration, including NZC (2007) links, and three previously uncited authors all woven within.

3. a big bad test. my first. and it's on running records, which i have done eleventy billion of... twenty years ago... it helps that i totally believe in running records. i *heart* marie clay. so am just needing a wee brush-up on the analysis and future considerations. and i'll also need a count-relator. for all the adding and dividing and times by two.

and then..? i've got tickets for The Rita Angus Road Trip... an ode to my art assignments and a couple of days with my mummy and daddy to celebrate the end of this long and arduous and awakening year.


Anonymous Hay said...

Time flies when you are having fun :)

12:30 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Congratulations Katie on all that you've achieved this year and I love that you are marking it with your last candle from Paris. I am sure the light at the end of the tunnel will be burning very brightly for you indeed. Enjoy the time you have with your folks and the Rita Angus Road Trip!

12:48 PM  
Blogger Liesl said...

What a full and rich year you've had, and what fun you have ahead! Enjoy!

5:00 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

To have the end in sight is almost as good as being at the end... keep going! :-)

6:13 PM  
Blogger SoozNooz said...

Wow - Katie - this is a little bit of a huge milestone. I have moments of melancholy when I think of the beginning of this year - or end of last in Paris - *sigh. It's the reason I put the "little apartment on my blog - just perfect reminders. This year has been so good. Such a stretch - I think there needs to be a Katie and Suzi reunion really soon!!! xxxx

9:58 PM  
Anonymous BeachMama said...

Only four weeks to go? Kate, you rock and to think of all the butterflies when you got started. Here you are at the end. I think a trip to Paris would be in order to celebrate graduation.

1:37 AM  

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