Here’s just a sampling of what happened in my classroom today:

A kid writing a poem started with “I wish I was a little bit taller, I wish I was a baller.”

Watching Casablanca, a girl blurted out, “Ilsa is a hooker!”

And in a matter of about 10 minutes, the conversation in AP followed this trajectory:

Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Chocolate covered bacon
State Math Test
No Child Left Behind
Hispanics moving from a race to an ethnicity
The differences between nationality, ethnicity, and race

No poem today…but for old times’ sake:

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