Blue shoes and happiness

Getting toward the end of Major English Poem, or rather, of the parts we’re reading.  It’s been a lot of fun!

There has been a lot going on, as there usually is at this time of year, but it’s mostly the usual stuff. We had the “family meeting” with the Snork Maiden’s college counselor, although it was interrupted a couple of times, including by a surprise fire drill, and I ended up having to leave for class before we were done.  However, the “college process” is now officially under way, and the Snork Maiden has a few action items to pursue–questions to research, decisions to make about next year’s courses, and so on.

I am reading a batch of poetry explication papers from the AP Lit students. Some of them are really good!  Some of them read, as Alison Bechdel had her professor character in Dykes to Watch Out For, Sydney, say, like they were “randomly typed by chimps.”  I am going to ask some of them to revise.

There are only four weeks left until spring break.  This seems wrong, somehow!



2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Bardiac on February 22, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    I love the Alexander McCall books!

    That big poem is so hard to teach. SO hard! Have your students liked it? I think it’s amazing, but I just find it so hard to teach!


    • Posted by meansomething on March 13, 2016 at 4:26 pm

      They have! I have been shocked by how much they’ve gotten into it and how well they’ve done.


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