Thursday, December 18, 2008
Here's the Christmas card I made for my Secret Santa at school, Arty Girlz and My Time to Create. I'm sitting in my favorite class, Writing II,(NOT grading papers or doing iep updates) while my students take their final exam. The writing prompt is: write about the impact this class had on you. I think setting the right mood is important for getting the creative cogs turning, so I've got "The Nutcracker Suite" on my cd player, and a pumpkin spice candle is burning (Michelle Ward: Scent of the Season)From our window, we can see the glow of the traffic lights reflected on the wet street and the bare trees through the gray mist. We get to stay here together snug like this for two hours before braving the clamor of the halls or the rain outside on our way to the next class. This class had an impact on me too, but I'm not going to write about it here because they'll probably read it later, and I don't want to embarrass them. This is our last day together. Next semester, Jazmyne has to retake a math, so she won't have room in her schedule for Writing. Darius needs weight training to satisfy his football coach. Wille and Natalie will be back and Tyler, I hope. Maybe some new faces. But this morning is perfect: cozy, quiet, sweet.