That's how many essays I read in Louisville throughout this past week. I don't have any exact count of how much I read, but I know I read at least 1,000 (mostly mediocre) student essays. I flew home today, and it sure is good to be home.
However, I thought I would use today's blog to recount some of the things I did/learned in Louisville.
*I learned lots of new words while I was reading essays. I kept a new words list from the week, but I don't think would be allowed to share it here due to institutional and student confidentiality issues.
*I watched horses run at Churchill Downs. I didn't place any bets, but I got to sit on the front row and watch the horses race past the finish line. The horses run very fast.
*I learned how baseball bats are made at the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory. Their special exhibit, which was also pretty cool, was on Snoopy and baseball.
*I learned that the Ohio River is beautiful from the 23rd floor of a hotel, but not nearly so pretty from up close.
*I saw Sir Philip Sidney's armor and lots of chainmail, swords, and guns at the Frazier International History Museum. In addition to the weapons, they also had a pretty cool children's exhibit on dragons.
*I drank Bourbon.
*I learned that horses fly on airplanes. (We saw the airplane that transports race horses as our plane was leaving Louisville.)
I'm sure there's more stuff to report, but I think that'll be it for tonight. I was up at 5am to pack and everything, and I'm tired.