Suffice it to say, but by now you’ve probably noticed that I haven’t been in school for a few days, with just a few brief moments here and there. Let me put one rumor to rest- I’m still your teacher. I DID NOT QUIT. I WAS NOT FIRED.
If you saw me on last Friday, you know that I’ve been sick for a few days, and I’ve been getting treated since last Monday. Unfortunately the treatments have not gone as well as the doctors hoped for, and because of the severity of the case, I am undergoing treatments for the next week and probably into Spring Break (NOT how I wanted to spend my vacation). This means that the next time I’ll likely see you is after Break ends on April 21, 2014.
US History- Your Civil War Projects- If you would like to convert your presentations into an essay, you can turn it in to me via email. (email@example.com). If it is turned in before break, it’ll be just an essay. If it is turned in after break, it will be a presentation when we get back. Also, we will be finishing Glory soon, too, for those of you who were really into the movie… I heard all of your reactions, I know that some of you were paying attention and not nodding off ;-)
Reading- You guys are working on your autobiographical Soundtrack of Your Life projects. Don’t rush them, and put forth some real effort into them. Years from now, if you hold on to it, you’ll look back on these and be nostalgic about it. If you have any questions, email me.
Civics- You guys have it tough. You’ll be doing some readings and writing some position papers. DON’T just give me your opinions- use FACTS from the readings- quote them, give me page numbers, etc. but don’t just give me an opinion without facts. I’m looking forward to reading these- we have great discussions in class, and it pains me that we can’t have an active discussion while I’m out.
I trust that you guys will be treating the substitutes with respect, and will get your work done. As hard and long and annoying as our classes can get, I miss you guys and can’t wait to get back to making goofy faces at you all.
(email/comments encouraged- I’m stuck will little to no contact with anyone all day. Heck, say a prayer if you’re so inclined… couldn’t hurt, right? :D )