Day 1 Adult Literacy Training Completed

Fantastic job by Literacy DuPage, part of Pro Literacy America. Professional. Cordial. Encouraging.

One interesting fact that came out is that several of the future tutors wish to tutor to WELCOME immigrants to America. To combat the negativeness of the tone toward immigrants. To let them know we welcome them.

We get matched with a student next week. Then two more training sessions until we are official literacy tutors.

We even get an official tote bag and card to identify ourselves at libraries where we will tutor.

Oh. These are all volunteers.

Well done. Well done. Seeing a positive side of this beloved America. I know there’s greatness there in her people.

More to follow. I’m exhausted!

Thanks for reading.

The Fen, Late Summer

A unique ecosystem, a gem. Fen-only plants and flowers along with what’s found in Illinois elsewhere. I don’t know the name of these plants and flowers, but I do know:

The colors have changed since we last visited. More reds, blues, purples.

We need rain. Toads looked too dry and searching for water.

All around us we heard skittering animals. Didn’t see them. Just heard hints of animal life.

The red winged blackbirds are no longer dive bombing from behind as we walked. Their wee birds must have flown the nests.

Next visit: early autumn.

Thanks for reading.

Back to School, Educators?

Wishing all educators returning to school this week all the best! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ€โค๏ธ.

For those not returning? ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ€โค๏ธ.

For adjuncts not knowing if we will have a paycheck or not but still need to prep? ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

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I love yโ€™all !

America the Beautiful

What a vast country we have. Different terrains.

My first mountain hike. I am slow, but I did it.

Some pictures from the Bear Lake area in the Rocky Mountain National Park.

We must preserve these jewels of natural beauty!

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