‘Star Wars:The Approaching Storm’ – Chapter 17 (Part 1)

It was definetly a Monday.  And to make matters worse, it was Monday after vacation.  It’s always the worst to get students motivated on days like today, but my students actually seemed to come back ready to learn.  My classes seem to be doing okay this quarter except for one of my sixth grade classes.  They just can’t seem to be quiet long enough for me to even teach.  I think tommorrow is going to be the time to break out the arranged seating chart just to split up students who refuse to stop talking.  I was able to get all of my instruction done today and have a little bit of a voice left over.  I have been having problems with my allergies and a little bit of a cold mixed in there as well.  So to have any voice left over at all by the end of the day today was a plus.

I came home with Heather and we went over homework with Ruth and Austin and spent some time with the family.  We all worked on dinner together (tacos) and ate dinner on paper plates to make it easier for Heather who wanted to do peanut butter fudge after dinner, so this helped keep down on clean up.  I watched some news after dinner and then took Austin to his Scout meeting.  He had a good meeting and has to watch “The Cosby Show” with me and do a 50 word essay about the Washington Monument for next week.  No problem!!  At least I think it will be.  I’ll have to see if I can figure out when “The Cosby Show” is on while he’s awake and I’m in Rochester this weekend, so that will take that option out as well.  Anyway, we came home and I wentdownstairs and joined Heather to watch our usual shows together.

Time to talk about “Star Wars:The Approaching Storm” by Alan Dean Foster, Chapter 17, Part 1…..

Chapter 17 (Part 1):  As they entered negotiations, the elder Borokii accused the Jedi of lying to them.  Obi-Wan pointed out that they agreed to deal with the Januul, but not to defeat them.  Bayaar was personally pleased not to see anyone loose their life today.  The Jedi were told that both clans agreed with the charter and that they would use tradition, a feast, to seal the deal.  The Jedi were to receive a gift from both tribes.  There were no cheers, just mumblings of gratitude.  Anakin was simply looking forward to all of this ending and getting some much needed rest on Coruscant.  They enjoyed a great feast that night, got up in the morning and raced toward Cuipernam.  They had no time to loose as Baintu, the Qulun chief, had destroyed their comlinks.  Bariss told her master that this was a great accomplishment, but Luminara was quick to quip about how it could all be long forgotten.  Then Luminara tried to remain upbeat for her padawan and pointed out that they’ll never know how this day will go down according to historians.  Barriss says she doesn’t care what others think, but they did something special and Luminara did an amazing job.  Barriss said she looked brave and Luminara said she was scared to death at times, but being brave means putting those emotions aside.  Luminara thought about what a stable padawan Barriss had become and how unstable Skywalker could turn out to be.  She thought that Obi-Wan was a strange teacher for a strange student…..


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