School is winding down for Christmas vacation. My students have been counting the days. So have I, actually. I can’t wait to come home and be able to stay home and do nothing! I really am looking forward to just curling up with a good book and a blanket. The dogs and cats will snuggle with me, of course.
All I really want for Christmas is some quiet time. I quit putting up a tree years ago. Ysabela is old enough to be fine with that. Santa doesn’t come here, but she knows to ask me for things she wants. That’s also fine.
I have found myself checking my classroom for neat books to read. I was thinking of reading Como agua para chocolate again. It’s a wonderful book I read in college. This week in class, I assigned topics (people) for biographies. One of my students was lucky enough (?) to have Laura Esquivel, so I shared some information about the book. Once the student found a website with a summary of each chapter, she read the whole thing! Did I get mad that she read an English summary? No. I was just super happy that she wanted to learn about the novel at all. The recipes grabbed her attention, and she was a goner! 🙂 That’s the kind of book I want for Christmas!