In Louisiana, the term Lagniappe (pronounced lahn-yahp) means a little something extra. Imagine my surprise when my colleague told me that we start school on Wednesday, not Tuesday. I have a whole extra day of summer! Lagniappe!
Lagniappe is taking a break in the shade when the temperatures rise.
Lagniappe is a roseate spoonbill fishing by the roadside.
Lagniappe is goldfish glittering on top.
Lagniappe is finding old treasures.
This name plate was a gift from my supervising teacher when I was student teaching. I wasn’t Mrs. Simon yet, but I would be by the time I had my own classroom. This gift meant so much to me. I’d forgotten how much until I found it. I’ve always preferred to be called Mrs. Simon rather than Miss Margaret, as some teachers in the south do. I think this preference stems from my pride in being Mr. Simon’s wife. Our 34th anniversary is this weekend, and we will be dancing the night away.
DigiLit Sunday will return this weekend. If you are a blogger and would like to join the weekly round-ups of digital literacy posts, please sign up on the Google Doc. You can also join the Google+ community. I’ll post a topic weekly on Twitter with the hashtag #DigiLitSunday. Mark your calendars for a Twitter chat with Katherine Bomer about her book The Journey is Everything on Sunday, August 28th at 6:30 Central.