We will have mercifully reached the end of our 1st semester on Friday. My students have had a bit of catching up to do. Well. The two younger students, who have an aversion to writing WORDS, have had to put in a bit of overtime to make sure their writing assignments are turned into their Co-op Lit/English tutor this week.
Jensen had to write a Thanksgiving essay. I gave him a little free reign on the subject matter, so that he would stop spontaneously falling from his chair whenever I asked him to pick up a pencil.
He wrote a heart warming 5 paragraph essay about a farmer who came out one cold Thanksgiving morning to pick out his dinner from among his flock of turkeys. But the turkeys were, sadly, missing. He searched for clues and found an odd set of footprints around the pen where the turkeys were last seen. He followed the footprints into his barn. The hapless farmer heard crunching sounds behind a bale of hay. Just then a Velociraptor jumped out, and in his jaws was a fresh turkey. The Velociraptor enjoyed a delicious Thanksgiving dinner of turkey and slow moving farmer.
I’ve paraphrased. And left out the more gory portions of the story. But there you have it. Oh. And he drew an illustration. I’ve not included that either. Your welcome.
Then I heard Cailey gnashing her teeth and beating her head against the wall (okay, not really, but all the angst that would have accompanied gnashing and beating was present) over an assignment that included writing a Christmas poem. Her sister (the writer) was feeling festive and gave her some ideas. The following is what Cailey will be turning into her tutor:
A Christmas Rhyming Poem
Santa watches you in your sleep
Santa wants to eat your soul
You better not make a peep
Or he will swallow you whole
Make sure you’re on his nice list
So never make him mad
Don’t try to make a fist
Or things will turn out bad
I’m pretty sure I’m going to be getting an email from their tutor. I’m guessing she will also give me a wide berth while passing in the hall.
We’re not unlike the Addams family. Therapy is going to be very very expensive.