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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Baby, it's cold outside


Anonymous said...

In the original Prayer Book, the prayers were printed in black, and the instructions ("The congregation shall kneel") were printed in red, or ruby. Since then, instructions have been called rubrics.

Alison said...

50 lbs!!! OMG, Megan that's awesome! You must be so proud of yourself. Do you want to come here and put me through boot camp? :)

Megan said...

Alison: A trip to Belgium? Yes, without a second thought!

Anonymous: Hmmm. You are sneaky and have taken admirable efforts to conceal your identity. I wonder who would have such in-depth knowledge of prayer-book design in 16th-century England.

Well, I knew this one, too, so maybe it's not quite so unusual for people to know about this. Any thoughts from the other anonymice out there?

But the real question is whether you guys know what "assessment rubrics" are. A warning, though: You won't find the answer in your Book of Common Prayer or your Revised Standard Version.

Anonymous said...

An assessment rubric, the basic idea:

ex. On a scale of 1 to 10, Megan, you have accomplished, I would say, an 8 on your weight loss endeavor. A 1 signifies that you're gaining weight and a 10 being you have met your goal weight or suggested body mass index.

Yeah, I've had to construct some rubrics and I'm not even a teacher yet. Princess, you can certainly weigh in on this too I'm sure.

Alison said...

You say that like Belgium is an interesting place to visit... ok well maybe it is interesting to visit... just not to live in for too long. The door is always open if you ever cross the pond :)

Cin said...

You're sure anon isn't my DH? He knows his rubrics as well.

Yaaayyy on 50 lbs! You now weigh a mere 5 pounds more than me. Soon we will be the same weight. We can share clothes again, but now we can share SKINNY clothes!

Megan said...

Good try, but your DH would never use a phrase like "original Prayer Book".

No, we are dealing with someone far sneakier. A master of disguise, perhaps. Maybe a member of an Anglo-Catholic sleeper cell. One day he'll get a mysterious phone call: "Purple haze was in my brain." It will be his cue to leap into action. Secretly, under cover of darkness, he will place censers (not sensors) in every church. Before you know what's happening, you will begin an alarming sit-stand-kneel ritual while chanting in Latin. You'll use the word "transubstantiationist" as an insult.

Be on guard, my dear readers.

The Blueberry Princess said...

Ha! I had to pause the video, because I thought that "rubric" was such a common word that everyone must know what it is! My teachers in school used to hand out rubrics like candy. I use rubrics with my students, and I usually use a scale of 1-4. I have various descriptions of how the students can achieve each number. Basically, 1 is not meeting the standard, 2 is partially meeting the standard, 3 is meeting the standard, and 4 is exceeding the standard. But I like to call 4 the "Rock Star" category because I get a kick out of the students whispering excitedly to each other during their projects that they need to be better in order to be rock stars. They don't care much about "exceeding the standard", but what kid doesn't want to be a rock star?

The Blueberry Princess said...

Oh, and a big "Woot Woot" to Megan! Way to go!

Anonymous said...

"Be on guard, my dear readers."

Oh, my...
My ignorance of cybertechnology has given the wrong impression. I'm not trying to be anonymous - - quite the opposite! (And I don't know what "DH" stands for.)

Megan's Dad, Anglican priest (subversive atavistic element)

P.S. Megan, I join your readers in admiration for your accomplishment(losing 50 pounds)!