I've been teaching the hell out of Richard III and Fences lately. Sorry I haven't been writing. I have some posts forming in my mind about teaching Shakespeare, about vocabulary, and about teaching the first essay for 9th graders.
Right now, though, I just to get through this week. Tomorrow is Take-your-parent-to-school day, plus PTA meeting, plus Coach Class, plus the superintendent in our building (!!) plus... it's VOTING DAY!
We have a 10-minute drive or so to the voting site, plus finding parking and voting (will there be a line?), so a 50-minute class planning period will make it difficult. I'm at school until really late tomorrow, but I'm going to vote. I'm even organizing carpooling for my school.
I'm hopeful, but not optimistic, that it will pass.
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