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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Carpe Diem!

I inducted my reading class students into the Dead Poet's Society today. We found a windowless storeroom, draped the door window and cracks with black paper, pushed a box into the floor crack, and stuffed someone's hoodie into a side crack. Voile! A semi cave setting perfect for poetry reading! Then I tossed some Winto-green LifeSavers into the center of the circle (remember in the movie the boys all throw the contents of their pockets into the middle for snacks?). In MY day, these LifeSavers sparked in the dark when you chomped on them. So what have they done with LifeSavers?????? No sparks. Any suggestions? We read The Raven, some Emily Dickinson, Gather Ye Rosebuds, Invictus and some other stuff. Very artsy fartsy and oh so 7th grade!


Laura said...

You're the coolest teacher! I really miss being in your class.

Mad Hadder said...

Hi Laura,
Spring over there yet? I wish the pictures would have turned out better. I tried different methods of covering the flash. Need to get better acquainted with my new camera. Come and visit!

Favorite books

  • Me 'n Steve
  • Thundering Sneakers
  • James Herriott's vet books
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Travels with Charley
  • A Walk in the Woods
  • Peace Like a River
  • The Egg and I
  • Mary Poppins
  • Extremly Loud Incredibly Close
  • How Green Was my Valley