(i) “Today is my last day.” The space between her words painted in sadness. (ii) In silence, they see classmates under spotlights bloom into poetry.
(i) Student uses snow days to complete excuses, and not assignments. (ii) Unwritten lesson plan: teach them how to “converse” and have eye contact.
Blank canvasses of blue sky and white snow are “day off” inspirations.
Reflected sunlight through glass patio door shines on students’ papers.
Student’s low grade: Mom thinks “learning problem”; missing work says “laziness”.
Reason to avoid chaperoning teen dances: The way that teens dance.
Full lips, heavy eye lids, and curves. Akhenaton: He woke up like this.
(i) Freshmen attention: fought for by an assembly and class. Class loses. (ii) The truth of homework is painted on student’s quiz in teacher’s red ink.
(i) Senior skips first week; has lost assigned seat, and all teacher sympathy. (ii) Teachers’ lounge without paper for copies– far worse than The Hunger Games.
Having the exact same discussions with adults: oxygen wasted.