This winter in Hong Kong (like many places around the world) is crazy.
- Coldest day recorded in 60 years.
- Wettest January in 132 years!
- First ever 'amber rain' to occur in January. (v. heavy rain)
We've had so much rain, cold weather and winter monsoon warnings - which is difficult without central heating. The government even issued a school closure for a COLD DAY. People went in droves to 'hunt frost'. Seriously. Throngs of HongKongers went to the highest peaks to see frost for the first time in their entire lives. frost. They even had to helicopter a bunch of people out who couldn't get down due to the icy conditions. (!)
how old I am. I think it's finally hit me. I'm OLD! When did that happen!?
ABear: The way she says 'pacific' for 'specific'.
Bunny: "Bee-me-awone!" (demanding 'piwacy' in the bathroom these days)
|like mother - like daughter (lists!)|
Techniques for conferring in the classroom. Better unit planning and using student work to guide those decisions. Thanks to gurus Maggie Moon, Dan Feigelson and Matt Glover these past weeks at school. And lifting the level of talk in the classroom - thank you, Kristina Kyle!
Look who's on safety patrol!
The Signature of All Things - Elizabeth Gilbert
*recently finished The Lake House by Kate Morton - divine!
Reading AND listening.... got to see Diana Krall in concert! And we had a moment!* She played the song I yelled out. :)
Baking whenever we can - partly just to keep warm! :)
|a 'people' study -- those are ponytails on top, btw|
So much literacy learning ... Oh - and mealworms. That's all I'm going to say about that.
Named for its address, this place is a tapas fusion artistic masterpiece! Quail egg truffle sandwiches. Seriously. So. GOOD!
Have to wait for a table? Follow the monopoly guy painted in the alley to an unmarked bar for some inventive cocktails.
One Of My Favorite Things
Children's theater - done well.
|Going On A Bear Hunt|
|show was inside this bizarre purple cow|
A Less-Than Favorite Thing
getting stuck on the MTR for 3 hours (!)
for my children
hiking - on Dragon's Back!
|view of our apartment towers|