Wednesday, November 14, 2012


I just wanted to post that I am having a great day today. It's the start of a new quarter, which, as a lot of you know, means that there is a LOT to do with finishing up grading from one quarter while starting over with another. However, grades are officially posted!

 I miss my students from my other classes. It was very strange to have the new ones come in on Monday. However, last night I came up with a lesson plan for my Creative Writing class today that I think they are having a lot of fun with! We are lucky enough to have  a poet, Patrick Hicks (look him up, he is really good!), come in and complete a workshop with my class for the next two days. Because I wanted them to get to know who he is as a poet, the students were split up into groups and each given a different poem that he has written. They needed to find examples of figurative language and create a poster with quotes, pictures, and symbols that relate to the poem. Each group got to read their poem to the class and present their poster. It seemed like they really enjoyed the project. It was the first time this quarter that some of my students actually showed an interest in poetry!

Thought I would share an exciting moment from a first-year perspective. This is definitely something that I will need to look back on when I'm having a not-so-great day...

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