Love to watch them laugh…

Ok, they’re not smiling. And the photo isn’t even clear.

But it’s all I’ve got today, and I want to write about how much fun I’m having working with the 8th graders these days. We are reading Romeo and Juliet aloud, dressing up and acting out as much as we can. Students have also picked topics about the Renaissance Period to research, placing it on a wiki. This is what I’ve noticed:


  • pick up nuances and laugh in appropriate places
  • can’t wait to be picked to read aloud
  • do better when in costume

Renaissance Day is Feb. 16. We are so lucky to have fellow teacher Keith Wamsley and Dr. Bill Atalay, authors of Leonardo’s Universe, who will share their thoughts about the time period AND donate two books for a class contest.

I can’t wait.