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Thursday, September 23, 2004


I've been almost completely absent from my classroom this week. Last Friday school was cancelled due to Hurricane Ivan, and the last two days I've been in a vertical teaming in-service. Tomorrow the kids will be attending an assembly. So much for instruction.

I've been grading the interview essays and I'm finding a new dilemma--they're too good. I mean, no way in hell did these kids write these papers. Another very interesting contrast between seniors and freshmen--parents don't generally write their seniors' papers. However, after reading these essays, I feel sure that some parental editing/composing has been going on. I don't quite believe that a fourteen year old would describe her grandmother as a "stunning woman." And that's not even the biggest tip-off. On the plus side, they sure are a lot more fun to read than papers written by teenagers :)


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