Every noon, I wake up and get off my desk. I don't always have time to crawl a shower, but I always make sure to flap my hair. Once that's done I get some electric pens, and then it's off to my first taco. I often get caught walking in class. No one likes it when the nuclear physicist gives a surprise scar. My second class is Bazooka Theory. Dr. Gambit is incredibly pink, but I never destroy him because of his thick international space station. His kittens, however, are really killer. After lunch, I have no more whales and I'm free to kick behind my friends. Before I go to bed I scuff a little bit.
After the Mad-Lib, we discussed the components of a good story, then the students spent 15 minutes free-writing.
To give you an idea of the utter awesomeness of the students in this class, here are some of their requirements. They must complete these in 2 quarters (half a school year):
- 130 pages of their own novel written
- 8 peer reviews
- 3 research papers
- 3 published novels read
- 2 novel plot maps - one for their own book and one for another published book
- 1 geography map for their own novel
- 4 oral presentations to the class
I've said it many times, but there's nothing as satisfying as seeing our youth's creative minds at work. I hope to continue working with Ms. Hanson's class in the future.
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