Thursday, July 31, 2008
Last weekend I was kind of challenged to go to the movies. Batman-The Dark Knight was my son's choice.
Even if at first I was a bit sceptical about it I confess that the film caught my attention from the first image to the last.
A great film to watch if you have some time...
In the Dark Knight, Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city streets. The partnership proves to be effective but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as the Joker
The 1st August is the International Day for Breast Feeding.
Breast feeding offers the baby all the necessary ingredients it needs to be healthy, such as proteins, sugar, fat, vitamins and water. Besides, it also has some ingredients that pediatric powder milk can't incorporate such as antibodies and white cells . That's one of the reasons why breast feeding protects the baby against some diseases.
The mother also benefits. It contributes to improve her health against some diseases, too.
On the other hand , breast feeding the baby improves the baby's mental development and reinforces emotional bounds with the mother.
With breast feeding it is possible to reduce child's death rate as well as to offer them a better quallity of life.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Finally, I'm on holidays.
I've never been so anxious and so tired as this year. Apparently, nothing has changed, however, everything is different.
The new rules at school, the workload because of so many workshops on evaluation, exams, reports that have to be written...endless!!! that's how I feel this school year has been.
My mind is tired, all I wish is to forget and rest.
I've promised myself that as soon as I'd finished writing my last reports I would simply forget my future worries. Yes, we're all worried about the next school year...that's how the board of education is making teachers feel.
Teachers are angry, not against the students, they are those we work for. Teachers are angry because the new burocracy is going to make us loose precious time, before devoted to make teaching better and to improve the quality of our relationships with the students.
I fear that much of it will be lost forever...
Nevertheless, I'm usually positive, and I still believe in my job...
Friday, July 18, 2008
Words dazzle and deceive because they are mimed by the face. But black words on a white page are the soul laid bare.
Guy de MaupassantI know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one and I look at it, until it begins to shine