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March 2, 2012
education new orleans

Today we studied for, four, forth, and forth in our Write Right section of class. Minds were boggled when we learned, "Go forth and conquer!"

“You wasn’t being very pacific,” comes barreling out of the mouth of one of my students this afternoon. “You not being pacific!” He was upset that one of my sentences could be misinterpreted, but very proud of himself for using the word pacific. Uh, specific.

My students use white boards in class to fill in the blanks using commonly confused words, homonyms, and homophones. They get pumped and self-impose contests to see who gets it first. It makes an enthusiastic class.

Today, my sweatiest student was on fire. At the beginning of the year, he would barely write his name. He reads on a 1st grade level. Today, after earning 13 correct in a row, he showed off his white board and said alluringly, “Come admire me.”

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