Yesterday, for the first time in my many (5) years of teaching, I took students to the mall to see a movie. A few months ago in 10th/11th grade class, we read Prince Caspian. So yesterday we took a little field trip to see the movie version. All in all, it was a good trip. The students were able to pick up on many differences between the movie and the book. There were many. Despite the several unnecessary detours from the original story, I thought the movie was pretty good.
Tomorrow we leave for the LAM retreat. We will be there until Sunday. Robin and I are helping lead music again this year. I spent much of tonight printing out lyrics and music and getting things ready. The funny thing is that I've been "preparing" music for a few months, but I still felt a bit stressed tonight trying to get it all together.