So. tomorrow ends week two of my life as a public school teacher. I have nothing interesting to say about it, which clearly means I'm taking it too seriously. Tomorrow we will compare 2pac Shakur to Shakespeare. Perhaps by way of explanation I will treat you to my favorite kid anecdote thus far.
I wrote a letter to all my students about my experience with reading and writing and asked them to write back. One wrote (errors maintained):
I took 9th grade ENGLISH in 8th grade. We read a huge book which was a classic. I'm not sure I you know the book "Count of Monte Crisco." I don't like reading and this was the largest book I read.