Thisby Thestoop and the Black Mountain

It’s fair to say that I read a good number of books children’s books. Having kids of my own, I like to pilfer their shelves from time to time. In our house, we like to stock “the classics” as a sort of quality guarantee. Since children’s books became a genre there have been writers who have tried to cash in on the children’s market as a way to make a quick buck with little effort. Reading “the classics” means that you get the best books from every era without having to wade through the formulaic twaddle, most of which has mercifully been forgotten over the years.
It’s a different story with modern children’s books. Picking up a new children’s book means taking a chance on wasting your time, and the modern children’s book publishing machine loves tried and true formulas. After the success of Harry Potter we got books about schools for magical/mythological/specially talented kids who are sorted into groups based on their personalities. After The Hunger Games took off, we’ve have had m…

Midterm Exams

My students are taking their midterm exams this week. The video below may or may not be related to this fact.


Comments

Mom said…
Wow! So,is this how you feel or your students? Wonder where you got your strange sense of humor...lol!
Rick said…
I think the students feel this way. Of course, then I've got about 160 exams to grade, so I may feel this way next week.
Rick said…
Also, "Wonder where you got your strange sense of humor..."

Probably from the woman who read me Edgar Allan Poe stories as a kid and watched Dark Shadows with me. :)
Mom said…
Silly woman. What was she thinking? Hahaha!
Meridian said…
Well, Mrs. Davis...we thank you for it. Your son is an AWESOME teacher!!! I'll be sad not to have him for Omnibus V. :(

Exams were great, by the way! =D
Mom said…
You are very welcomed! He was definitely an interesting child to raise...haha!
Erica said…
Hmmm...seems pretty accurate.
Wayne Brown said…
Haha.. that is pretty much exactly what exams feel like... The link was certainly a propos. (haven't reached the explosion bit yet.... exam grades aren't in yet)