Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Keep on truckin'

I'm still here!

I would like to announce that loud and clear everyone who cares. Life just gets busy sometimes.

So brief update:
  1. I've graduated!
  2. I'm teaching!
  3. I'm surviving!
Now for all those debbie-downers out there who will be quick to point out that there is still six months left in the school year to survive, yes, I am quite aware of that fact. But so far, things are going great and there is nothing that I can foresee changing that. (Cross your fingers, ya'll).

Further updates:
  • reading Frankenstein with my sophomores, progressing just how you can imagine sophomores appreciating Victorian literature. I've been pretty impressed with some, disheartened by others. The plan is to finish it by Christmas. So, if you have any AWESOME project ideas with Frankenstein, send them my way.
  • just finished a WWI poetry unit with my juniors. They were pretty good about. Next up, short stories and the Roaring Twenties!
  • American Imperialism with my U.S. history kids. It's been really fun to coincide my junior English and History classes. We investigated different views of Imperialism through poetry. BOOM! Cross-curricular awesome-ness.
  • Seniors...boy. Seniors are hard. I remember being DONE with school. And I can only imagine that it's going to get worse as the year goes by. So...stick around for them.
Anyways, that is pretty much it! I think I am going to get back into the swing of things and blog more. I like it.

Till then,

Update: This is the 200th post! Wowza, folks! I'm prolific!