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Another Day, Another School Visit!

Today, we Moniques went to Laval Liberty High School. It's a huge school -- quite a contrast to Franklin Elementary which we visited yesterday. Today we worked with Abigail Lawrence's Grade Eight English class. They are also part of the Blue Metropolis Literary Foundation's Quebec Roots project. I talked about writing; Monique D discussed photography, focusing on how to shoot a good portrait(avoid the flash whenever possible -- Monique D says the flash is "evil".) Most importantly, we tried to come up with a focus (note that's an important word both for writers and photographers!) for the students' work. I was taking notes on the board, helping the students to write an impromptu group poem -- and they raised the subject of rumours. We Moniques thought that was a very cool idea -- one that many teens could relate to. Rumours, these students told us, are fun, but rumours can also be dangerous. It felt like all of us needed to think about the topic a little more... it will have to be delicately handled, that's for sure. But precisely because it's a sensitive topic that affects so many young people, it's probably a really good idea. What do YOU think? Have a good weekend wherever you are. Happy reading and writing!!
Less to Do, More Time to Write!!
Today's Trip to Franklin Centre
 

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Guest - Sophie B. X. on Tuesday, 09 December 2008 07:38

I think it's necessary, at least for the journal, to pour all your thoughts into it, without thinking about the organization of the entry. Often, when I do look back on my entries, I find that the organization and flow of ideas isn't as jumbled up as I had previously thought. My last exam is on Wednesday, and after that I'll be happily reading Alice - Annotated version which I got from a friend; the Scarlet Letter once I find which box it's in since I recently moved; and scientific articles about Vitamin D for my science fair project. I can't wait till exams are over... then I'll have some time to do the things that I want to do, like playing piano which I did for two hours yesterday when I really should have been studying Biology. One of my new neighbors is a prominent music professor from Shanghai, so I'm hoping he can teach me a bit before school starts again... (I also made myself butterfly earrings yesterday, which are v. pretty - when I could have been studying bio. Bad, bad Sophie. )

"We Moniques"... v. cute =)

Love,
Sophie.

I think it's necessary, at least for the journal, to pour all your thoughts into it, without thinking about the organization of the entry. Often, when I do look back on my entries, I find that the organization and flow of ideas isn't as jumbled up as I had previously thought. My last exam is on Wednesday, and after that I'll be happily reading Alice - Annotated version which I got from a friend; the Scarlet Letter once I find which box it's in since I recently moved; and scientific articles about Vitamin D for my science fair project. I can't wait till exams are over... then I'll have some time to do the things that I want to do, like playing piano which I did for two hours yesterday when I really should have been studying Biology. One of my new neighbors is a prominent music professor from Shanghai, so I'm hoping he can teach me a bit before school starts again... (I also made myself butterfly earrings yesterday, which are v. pretty - when I could have been studying bio. Bad, bad Sophie. ) "We Moniques"... v. cute =) Love, Sophie.
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