My eighth graders are also obsessed with the 90s, which I find pretty hilarious being a child of the 90s myself. Just today a couple of my girls were talking about how they'd love to have a choker necklace! Haha. And shoulder pads! :) They also like to talk about shows like CatDog, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, and Rugrats. Been there, done that, kids!
|I had the kids write their names on the bottom of the sign|
but blurred them here to protect the innocent. :)
Today was the first official meeting of The Midnight Society, our inaugural reading being Sorry, Right Number by Stephen King. Guys, let me tell you what. It. was. a. blast. And to tell you the truth, I didn't just do it for them. I did it for me too because I had SO much fun. I'm hoping the excitement won't wear off, but we'll see. I can tell you this for sure -- we were in the middle of the story today when class was about to be over. My kids were like "Miss Lafferre, can we stay? We want to know what happens. Can we just stay here?" You want to know what their next period was that they wanted to skip in order to read?
On most days I feel like a teacher failure, but for a few minutes today I felt like a real teacher. One that has a sliver of hope of inspiring her students to love reading, to love learning, and to have wonderful memories of eighth grade. There but for the grace of God go I.