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TGIF September 7

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Post by Validecember » Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:43 am

What're you up to this weekend?

I spent my days off hanging with family and trying to construct a bookcase.

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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:42 am

Thanks for the thread, Val!! *gives you marshmallows*

I spent my weekend doing a bunch of sport related stuff and wondering where Saturday and Sunday went as I now ponder what I should get for dinner tonight. :D
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Post by smol Kat » Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:36 pm

sportsball, jackbox, and work

and also regular doses of whateverquil :C
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Post by HarkZero » Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:41 pm

just sitting around being in pain waiting for surgery tomorrow, after which i'll sit around being in pain

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Post by UNder the Mistletoe » Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:04 pm

Wine, Monster Hunter, wine, board games, wine, LotR, wine, Netflix.

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Post by mushroom » Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:34 pm

i just got back from a cruise yesterday so mainly rest and catching up on a billion posts across the forums i post on

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Post by New! Tazy Ten » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:49 pm

sleep.

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Post by steeze » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:56 pm

I watched football and had some drinks at my sisters house.

@United Nations but did you have wine.

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Post by UNder the Mistletoe » Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:41 pm

steeze wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:56 pm
I watched football and had some drinks at my sisters house.

@United Nations but did you have wine.
Haha just a bit. This weekend was kind of a blur, which was much needed after my first week back teaching.

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Post by Booyakasha » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:42 pm

^What do you teach? Also--------public or parochial? Strictly curious.

People have told me I'd make a great teacher. I'm inclined to agree, if not for my general misanthropy. I find I'd rather welcome people to the store with a great gusty 'hello!' and a completely neutral facial expression. Let them be puzzled for once.
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Post by UNder the Mistletoe » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:37 pm

Booyakasha wrote:
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^What do you teach? Also--------public or parochial? Strictly curious.

People have told me I'd make a great teacher. I'm inclined to agree, if not for my general misanthropy. I find I'd rather welcome people to the store with a great gusty 'hello!' and a completely neutral facial expression. Let them be puzzled for once.
Haha, you’d be perfect.

I teach 9th grade English and also an English Language Arts class for English Learners like refugees, immigrants, and foreign exchange students.

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Post by Booyakasha » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:13 am

Do you guys still get to teach 'A Gathering of Old Men' and 'David Copperfield', or have they kicked that aside in favour of gross 'Toni Morrison's Beloved'? Also, what's your Shakespeare deal? I consider myself very fortunate that I never got taught 'Romeo and Juliet' ever----------that thing stinks. Why would anyone rather read that than 'Henry V' or 'Cymbeline'.
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Post by UNder the Mistletoe » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:54 am

Booyakasha wrote:
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Do you guys still get to teach 'A Gathering of Old Men' and 'David Copperfield', or have they kicked that aside in favour of gross 'Toni Morrison's Beloved'? Also, what's your Shakespeare deal? I consider myself very fortunate that I never got taught 'Romeo and Juliet' ever----------that thing stinks. Why would anyone rather read that than 'Henry V' or 'Cymbeline'.
I like teaching noncanonical texts like, “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian,” or “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time,” or “Speak.” But I do choose a few classics like “Night” by Elie Wiesel or “Animal Farm” when I teach persuasion. My coworkers love teaching Shakespeare, but I teach other plays instead like “Raisin in the Sun.”

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Post by Booyakasha » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:09 am

Hmmm. Of those, I know only 'Night' and 'Animal Farm'.

It is only right that an English teacher teach what she likes best and knows best, and trust in herself to like and know the bestest of stuff. I admire your courage and self-confidence, dove.

What's your poetry unit like? Do you do Tennyson? First time I read "Blow, Bugle, Blow", I started weeping right in the middle of class. Its pure beauty and sorrow cut me to the bone, man.

Please tell me you'll at least light these dang kids the path to 'Idylls of the King'. That thing was itself my Holy Grail, dude.
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Post by UNder the Mistletoe » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:01 pm

Booyakasha wrote:
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Hmmm. Of those, I know only 'Night' and 'Animal Farm'.

It is only right that an English teacher teach what she likes best and knows best, and trust in herself to like and know the bestest of stuff. I admire your courage and self-confidence, dove.

What's your poetry unit like? Do you do Tennyson? First time I read "Blow, Bugle, Blow", I started weeping right in the middle of class. Its pure beauty and sorrow cut me to the bone, man.

Please tell me you'll at least light these dang kids the path to 'Idylls of the King'. That thing was itself my Holy Grail, dude.
I actually love Tennyson too. My Victorian Literature class turned me on to him. I throw some of his in the mix at times. Depends on the unit, since mine are all themed. I never have a “poetry unit” but I do teach some poetry when teaching figurative language, literary devices, close reading, or when I’m teaching writing structures. We’re studying Tupac poems at the moment. We also looked at a poem by Kobe Bryant last week. Haha. I also teach classic ones too, but I try to mix it up. Poetry is scary for English Learners.

Haven’t heard of Idyll’s of the King, sadly. I’ll have to do some research.

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Post by Booyakasha » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:37 pm

Please do. It's Tennyson's take on the Arthur legend, done up in extraordinarily beautiful blank verse. If you like iambic pentameter, 'Idylls' might just be your jam.
Poetry is scary for English Learners.
Oh, pishposh. What poetry book are you teaching them out of, the Necronomicon? Get out 'One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish' and 'Hop on Pop', you silly billy.
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Post by smol Kat » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:48 pm

^Only if you also teach Fox in Socks.

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Post by Booyakasha » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:28 pm

We're looking for non-scary poems. The titular 'Fox in Socks' is the most terrifying supernatural entity this side of AM, or the Beast. Or Cthulhu. Or the Cat in the Hat.
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