When I was a kid – perhaps about ten or eleven -I remember something happening with one of my parents’ friends. And because I was supposed to be too young to understand, they kept me in the dark. With that, I could only imagine the worst possible scenario – You see, Ms. B. – has always had a fantastical imagination.
I do not want you all to imagine the worst possible thing. So you should know– I am okay. I will be okay. The messages and emails you have been sending, are so lovely, so sweet, and so kind. The make me smile – they remind why for ten years I have believed that Hadley grows not just the world’s most fantastic asparagus, but the most fantastic children, who turn into the most fantastic young adults.
I promise that I will return to my classroom as soon as I am able to do so. I promise – I will bring back lessons, and stories, and advice about writing, and reading, and school, and life.
Be well my dears, I promise, everything is going to be okay.
ps – it was Kai’s idea to send this — because he’s awesome.
Due Monday (Share final copy by class time).
Read – The Cask of Amontillado
Due Friday for A, Monday for F
Rough draft is due Friday. Please try to have it printed before you come to class.
Both A and F Block are working on outlines for their first essay. In class on Tuesday and Wednesday we will begin writing those essays. We also started short story boot camp this week. We will be discussing the elements of fiction in the coming classes.