22 Apr

Terry Davis’s Duke City Fix blog about my students

We’re actually into the story now and the students couldn’t be anticipating what is going to happen next any more!  I had 3 of them say they were going to rent one of the movies this weekend, 2 ask where they could get the book, and 1 borrow my copy.

Don’t ever tell me 8th graders won’t, because yes they will.

In all of my attempts to find ways to make this story come to life for them, I wrote to Popejoy Hall education department inquiring about a tour for the students that win the tickets.  I can’t believe the wonderful response I’ve been given.  The staff purchased another ticket for me so that I can take a student from each of my three classes!  The theatrical director is going to take us on a tour, and thanks to Terry Davis, we were featured in a blog on Duke City Fix!

I am so inspired by my students and so grateful to Popejoy/ UNM for helping me to give these students an experience that can be a positive force for the rest of their lives.

Les Miserables is that one book, that one story that anyone can identify with, even if you are an 8th grader from Albuquerque.  I would hug Victor Hugo if I could!


Tags: , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

For the Love of ELA

The insane life of secondary teaching.


Tasting Tirana

two apples a day

will keep your students happy

Lee Martin

My life in words

Roads & Kingdoms

Journalism and travel, together at last

Everything is fine here.

It's fine. It's all fine.

Buzzing Blue Room

Miss vd M 's Learning Journey


travel, love, and living life!

Sourav Adhikari

Live Positive Read Positive

New England Nomad

All Things New England


Staying Positive



Write or Wrong

Uninspiration for the uninspired

Attila Ovari

Loving Life and Inspiring Others

Electric Holy Road

A Journey into the Weird and Wunderbar


If travel is an addiction, I'm afflicted.

The Belle Jar

"Let me live, love and say it well in good sentences." - Sylvia Plath

%d bloggers like this: