Another word my 9th graders don’t know: “dew”
As in, “the wet dew on the grass.” Class response: “Ewww… that’s gross Mr. Ables. Why are you talking about dog doo on the ground?”
After moments of blinking inexplicably at them, I try to explain that the wet stuff on the ground in the morning actually has its own word. And that it’s not “Do the Doo,” but actually “Do the Dew.”
Students from five states smile through the gate of Ashley Hall in Charleston, South Carolina, March 1939.
Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic
We used to live right across the street from here. The fashion is definitely a bit different now.
The New York Times and The Atlantic both recently highlighted this amazing bar that an artist created out of one of the seemingly millions of unused water towers in New York. There are so many incredible details involved here, from the way that visitors were invited, to the kinds of people who showed up. You just need to read about it for yourself. Here’s the official website and follow the links above.
I think the fact that I just saw The Great Gatsby added to my delight. Unlike the many faux speakeasies out there, this one was actually illegal - and awesome.
A word my 9th graders have obviously never seen in print: wean.
Twice now I’ve gotten “Mrs. Dubose tried to wing herself off of morphine.”
follow up excerpt from another student that’s just too funny not to share…
In some ways I agree with some women joining the service as like cooking and stuff on safe military grounds.
excerpt from one of my student’s article of the week reflections, on the Pentagon’s decision to allow more women in combat roles.
In this article they talk about how women and men are allowed to be in the military and fight beside one another. I for one think that women should not be allowed in the military. Women arnt as strong and tough as men. Where do you think the phrase “,You hit like a girl” comes from? In fact I cant think of one thing that women are better than men at, driving, shooting, basketball, videogames, Jobs, running, lifting, etc. I feel that there is no point for women to be in the military if men can do their Jobs better. There is NO!! reason why the Government will allow gay people in the military. Gay people are even more weak than girls. So why would they want that kind of people?
I get the feeling that he missed all the lessons that Atticus Finch and Elie Wiesel tried to teach him this semester.
So, how do you raise a reader? Forget the dishes and the laundry. Have some coffee after dinner so you’re awake to read, ‘just one more.’ Snuggle up and read together. It’s as much about being together as it is about expanding their minds and opening their vocabularies.
You get just one chance at this. The time flies away in a blink — but, in every page, the memories last forever."