Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Wow! May just FLEW by me!

English 1 students did some creative writing using the illustrations from the book "The Mysteries of Harris Burdick" by Chris Allsburg (he also wrote "Jumanji"). Some good creativity from that exercise... Scott always comes up with something fun to do. We also took the End-of-Course exams required by the state. (God Bless DESE.) For the first time in all my years of teaching, we had a DESE person there during testing to watch us proctor/administer the test. The kids/adults did great and we were praised by Mrs. DESE Lady for our testing procedures/environment.

English 3 students got senior-itis and we coasted through the rest of the year discussing advertising/culture/"fluff" in advertising/etc... They seemed to enjoy that unit... at least they didn't complain a lot. :)

My summer reading has included thus far:
"Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" Berendt

"Deliver us From Normal" - Klise

"Far From Normal" - Klise

The first is definitely for older readers and the second two are for middle school and up.

Happy Summer!!!!