Whatever this means…

Angel Style by greymentality
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First Impression from Others Ready to follow your lead. You are kinda shiney.
Your Core Is elementalistic, you are a spirit, but earthly
Potential to Stray from the Light: 67%
Your Weakness You don’t really know your place in the rank thing
Your Strength Your song. It radiates the heavens.
Your Wings Light gray, feathers, somewhat animal-like
Your Focus Forgiveness
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My nine ninth graders turned in nine final research term papers yesterday. Today I finished grading them. This makes them the first class in eight years to complete their year-end research papers. I have put all their papers in a binder on double-sided paper, and put their actual graded papers in an envelope which I will hand them on graduation day. Each envelope contains a term paper, and every paper they did for me over the course of this spring term. The envelopes are labeled with the title of the paper, each kid’s name, the numerical grade, and a sticker that says, “do not open before graduating from high school”. In essence, I’m giving each kid a snapshot of their abilities as a writer and a thinker in ninth grade, and saying, “here’s who you were when you started high school.” I wonder how many of them will have become someone new by the time they open the envelopes?

4 comments

  1. Re: The real question is…

    Who knows? Not my problem. I probably should have waited and given them to parents on Sunday, but I didn’t. And now I have to hope. One envelope has already been lost; I found it lying in a hall way this afternoon. I’ll return it to him tomorrow.

    • Re: The real question is…

      Who knows? Not my problem. I probably should have waited and given them to parents on Sunday, but I didn’t. And now I have to hope. One envelope has already been lost; I found it lying in a hall way this afternoon. I’ll return it to him tomorrow.

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