Slice of Life
There are many things I should be doing tonight.
There are grades (they don't matter, anyway)
lesson plans (I'll change them the minute the kids walk in the door)
papers to file (just like any other day)
a 3 mile run that doesn't seem likely (there's always tomorrow?)
and a stack of books that want reading (I miss you!)
But I'm not doing the things I should be doing.
I'm researching a culture,
because of a boy
who doesn't know his last name.
Today we explored poetry and talked about identity and shared our name stories.
Only -- in this new school,
it was presumptuous to expect them to know.
So I'm researching,
and I'm learning,
I'll get to all the things I should be doing.