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Wow! We’ve been having some wonderfully unpredictable weather, haven’t we? Pouring rain yesterday followed by a chilly morning and a beautifully sunny afternoon today. Ah, life in Southern Oregon is nothing if not surprising!

Last evening, I had a very productive online meeting with the other teachers around the country who have been participating in the Election Project. We all agreed that our students have learned a lot during this election season and have begun to establish a solid civically-minded foundation for the time when they can take a more vocal role in representative government.

The next phase of the project calls for each class to meet online via Skype to collaborate on a script for a video which we will shoot and edit and present to President-elect Obama after his innauguration in January. We will be meeting with schools from Eugene and Pennsylvania at the end of December and the beginning of January. Many more exciting details will follow.