I am not sure, but I may or may not have ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder).
I can concentrate on certain things for long periods of time like politics or taxes, but then suddenly, like the dogs in the movie "UP" something "squirrel" catches my attention and my prior thoughts are lost. Somewhere. Deep. In. The. Horizon. Or are these just random thoughts?
Definition: Random - proceeding, made, or occurring without definite aim, reason, or pattern
This could describe much of my thinking process. One minute I am working on a lesson about chlorophyll, then I am searching for a chart and out of the corner of my mind I see an ad for a book about autism which prompts me to search "Autism Spectrum and Gifted Students." Suddenly, I hear a song playing in another room and I need to download "Muskrat Love" to my phone because it is an amazing love song from my freshman year of college.
ADD? Probably. Sigh...
Here are my random thoughts at the end of my teaching day, November 12, 2014.
I can’t get the song Ventura Highway by America off my mind.
One of my second graders was wearing a leather motorcycle jacket in class.
A leaf rubbing is beautiful but some of my gifted kids kept trying to color it in.
I miss my flip flops.
Why can middle schoolers and elementary students take really good selfies but I look nervous and/or cross-eyed?
You have to look closely to see autumn in the desert.
Muskrat Suzy, Muskrat Sam
Do the jitterbug in muskrat land
And they shimmy
Sam is so skinny.