Sunday, January 27


Transcription (for those who don't have to regularly decipher chicken scratch): "This dinosaur says you should give me an A+++ on this assignment.  If you don't, the guy will shoot him." [Correct punctuation added by yours truly].

In response I drew a hand flipping off my student and wrote, in menacing handwriting, Don't ever threaten me again.

Just kidding.  Despite my fantasies, I would never do that.  Plus, I found the drawing a refreshing (albeit scary) change from the typical book report ending.  What I did write was, "This was you practicing pathos, right?  Not threatening your teacher?"



  1. Do you watch "New Girl"? Please tell me you do! The last episode reminds me of this.

  2. You make my long + hard studies to become a high school English teacher worth it with all of your stories like this. I love it.

  3. As a fellow English teacher who actually gave a lesson on Pathos today and felt like shooting everyone including dinosaurs after it, you rock.

  4. Oh my gosh!! As a teacher, I wouldn't know how to feel about this paper. But it does make me giggle a little.