I must admit I have been playing with kids substitute teaching. I had a first grade class last Friday, a dreadfully broad-spectrum special education unit yesterday, and today I get to play with fourth graders. Working with my special ed kids yesterday wore me out as effectively I had groups of kids with conflicting disorders not to mention conflicting personalities.Hopefully my kids in fourth grade today will be not as exhausting as the very broad spectrum of special ed students I had yesterday. After today I am running away to Oakland County north of Detroit for a conference for the rest of the week. Out of necessity I will be worrying about the conference and will have no connectivity to live-blog it, alas.