I haven't blogged much because you have to be a bit of an idealist to do this job (at least to do it well) and I have spent all spare energy trying to scare that up. I lost my English classes and have had a charming amount of rage over this issue from my colleagues (I just smile and answer, "I am charmed by your outrage, but it seems there is nothing we can do.".).
I really really look forward to the kids coming tomorrow. There will be tales a-coming and I am ready!
Meanwhile, please visit the Studio 575 blog to view poetry inspired by a marathon inservice. Go. Go and comment.