I’ve seen this paragraph before, but recently saw it again while doing research for my paper. I think it is really interesting!
Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteers are in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses but you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we don’t raed ervey lteter but the wrod as a wlohe. So, hey, waht deos tihs say abuot the improtnace of phnoics* in raeidng? Prorbalby taht phicnos ins’t vrey imoptrnat at all. How apcoltapyic is taht, in the cuerrnt licetary wras!
*For the record, I am a firm believer in a balanced approach to literacy—both phonics and whole language!
While sending off pictures of our Literacy Fair to my professor, I came across this picture today.
A friend of mine had to come into our class to give a multicultural lesson for one of our graduate school requirements. For her lesson she read them the book, The Keeping Quiltand had them draw pictures of their favorite animals (it related, I promise). She came back a few weeks later and presented our class with a copy of the book and this amazing quilt made up of drawings of their favorite animals. The white squares (which you really can’t see) are their pictures.
I saw this quote today and thought it summed up exactly how I'm feeling right now. I've always had a plan for my life. A way I wanted it to go. But somehow that plan kept getting altered, changed, destroyed... And so I created new plans, only to have the same thing happen. Now I no longer have a plan. And yes, I am completely confused and at times frustrated with not knowing what will happen. But, I’m living my life in the way I believe is right, doing the best I can, and will plan on whatever is waiting for me.