|Here is a nicer-looking version of my lunch. I'd show you my students, but I didn't bring the camera after all! Which didn't end up mattering, given how busy I was with the signing...|
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Well, after a flurry of email exchanges, grading, and rewrites, I managed to attend the barbeque. I signed yearbooks for an hour-and-a-half straight, until my u's looked like o's (I don't have the best handwriting) and ink stained the side of my hand (because of the odd way I hold my pen). Next year I'll type responses for each student--that way I can put in more thought for each entry, and actually eat lunch at the end-of-the-year social! I only got food today because a former student snagged me a hot dog (yay!), but it was worth being a little hungry to tell students how creative/funny/cool they are. Anyone who grumbles about "those teenagers today" doesn't know the upcoming generation at all. I'll miss my musically-gifted, intelligent, creative class, and I'm sure my students will have wildly successful futures. Congratulations to the AMES Class of 2011!