Archive for February, 2017

Writing Assignment

goats

My students had to do a short writing assignment today in which they simply had to answer the question, “What is the most challenging thing you have ever done?” Of the numerous answers given, two stood out.

The first one, from a 7th grader, included a little bit of small-town, farming philosophy: “I would say that showing my goats is the most challenging thing I’ve ever done. It’s sometimes hard to show goats because goats do what goats want to do.”

The other answer was memorable because of a typo. A 6th grader wrote, “The most challenging thing I’ve ever done is help rebuild a toilet. I was leaky.” And so I laughed and laughed.