Saturday, November 19, 2011
Tooth Fairy, Caesar, and Huck
Only three days left of teaching, and I've mixed emotions about it ending. I love the students, like really love them. I think about them as I lie awake in bed at night. I think about the literature we're reading and how I will make Shakespeare's Julius Caesar relevant to a room filled with eager to learn, but easily bored, tenth-graders. I think about how I will skirt the 215 "n"words in Huck Finn. (We don't read the word aloud, ever.) I think about how I teared-up (not cool) when I read to the class Jim's hurt-filled response to Huck's mean trick,
I think about how some days the students like me, and the other days they want to hop on a raft to Cairo or put me at the base of Pompey's statue. Just kidding; they don't want to kill me, I pray.
I asked my homies last night, "What if I become a full-time teacher?" They said, "We miss you when you're not here in the mornings."
"I miss seeing you in the mornings, too."
Unrelated to the above thought process, I found this Tooth Fairy letter from years ago. Haven't I shared it with you already? It's too cute, and I think I'm getting Alzheimer's.
We're still waiting for the magic, Tooth Fairy. And I would like to retract the crossing out of "Clean the whole house in a second." We'd still like that, too.
at 8:28 AM