Friday, April 24, 2009

Today, in Class

Kid who had an orthodontist appointment during my class drops by after school to pick up her make-up work.

Kid: So, what did I miss today?

Me: We read the first five cantos of Dante's Inferno.

Kid: Oh, no! I missed Hell!


Unknown said...


Oh, Beth, the stories : )!!!! It makes up for the lack of pay, the aggravation, everything ...

One of my colleagues, saddled with an unfortunate teaching load a few years ago, made a sign for his door: "Abandon hope all ye who enter here."

Joyce Wolfley said...

hahaha! Don't worry, there's still gym class.

Danyelle L. said...


Kids are awesome!

Pen Pen said...

OH my GOD!! This is wonderful!!! I love it!! You know tho--'Dante's Inferno' was probably the most influential singe work on my writing. I still find myself referencing the imagery in my work--and I got a hard back copy of the whole piece so I can read it for inspiration any time. I'm not sure why it gets me writing, but it's like fuel to my writing car! :)

Weronika Janczuk said...

I enjoy this! I can't wait to get my teaching license--just a few more years. ;) Kids rock, and "Inferno" is just fabulous.

C.R. Evers said...


I luv what kids say.

But seriously. I came here to tell you that you need to change your profile picture because I'm just too totally jealous of your hair. You need to post a "bad hair" day. Just my 2 cents. ;0D