Monday, February 07, 2005

This job is not for the faint of heart

It is Superbowl season and being a good teacher I'll use anything to my advantage, so I have a bonus assignment tied in with the game. I told my kids to write a poem about the Superbowl.

It could be about the game, the commercial and half-time, or why they didn't watch the Superbowl. It's a fun assignment--for them.

I, on the other hand, have to endure their knowledge of poetry. Bring on the AABB and ABAB rhyme schemes!

The Superbowl is fun.
Watch them run.
The Superbowl is great.
All the food I ate.

I guess any pain is better than hunger pain.

But--during 6th period a student came up and asked, "Do you think that I could use two voices in my poem?"

I nearly had a freakin' heart attack. YYYEEEEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!! Yes, you may use two voices.

I'm not sure if she was paying attention to me during the year, or if she was just into poetry, or if she was just schizophrenic, but who cares?

Seventeen-year olds talking about multiple voices in poetry--I love this job.

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