Not a bad problem to have! In fact, I welcome it. I have found that my students this year (most of them, anyway) would rather be late for lunch or recess so that they can talk more about our books and how they relate to the skills we are learning. I was feeling a bit overwhelmed and under appreciated Thursday evening about school related matters. By Friday at noon, my students had given me a rejuvenated spirit and feeling of purpose. I walked out to recess (late, mind you) with a smile a mile wide simply because of my students.
These great people that I have the honor of spending time with every day, make such intelligent and thought provoking comments daily. They amaze me. I make notes at the end of each day to capture the best student comments heard. Below are my top ten picks of the week. I hope you get a kick out of them! (Students: if you see a quote from you, join in the discussion by commenting below)
Rue's death woke Katniss up [figuratively] like Pearl Harbor woke America up during WWII.
Wow, Katniss really goes through a big transformation in this chapter.
The Mockingjay must be a symbol for Katniss's rebellion.
Katniss has gone from fighting to survive to fighting for a belief.
Suzanne Collins must be one of those authors that writes a book not for money but for the joy of writing. I bet she is a lot like Katniss.
Mrs. DuBose, will you print off the pages of the rest of the book so I can read more of it?
Student: Mrs. DuBose, are we going to get back to our writing prompts?
Me: No, that'll have to wait until Monday.
Student: AAAAAWWWWWW MAN!!!!!!!!!!!