Are you familiar with this children’s book? It’s a good one. My mom read it to me when I was little, so it’s been around a while. Remember the substitute teacher who replaces sweet and pretty Miss Nelson? Miss Viola Swamp. I will be channeling Miss Swamp today. Great.
The students have to put their address on the outside of an envelope at the beginning of class, so we can send them their certification cards. Five of my students didn’t know how to address a letter last night. I had to coach them through it. “No, you’ll have to put the city and state on there too.” “Now, you’ll need to add your name to that.” These are really (really) bright kids; They just had never sent a letter before. E-mail, text, twitter — they probably did all that while I was teaching. Letter writing…nope. WOW! Times they are a’changin’.
Gonna run after class tonight.