I have some students who are under the impression I am leaving the school and leaving Brazil in November of this year. Let me tell you, for the record, I AM NOT LEAVING IN NOVEMBER. They have just recently found this blog, these new 7th graders, and I’m afraid they’re not yet up to date about my ramblings. That’s the danger of these things you know, not reading all of them, not following the story line from the very beginning, entering into the middle of the plot, so to speak.
So, dear students, rest assured your quirky English teacher is staying put for quite some time. Yes, there are months and whole quarters left for us to share our time together, to partake in a mountain of grammatical adventures, to bask in the glory of Shakespeare, and to put our noses to the grindstone and read and write for hours on end. Oh, think of the homework!! I know how much you are looking forward to that, and I want you to know, without a shadow of a doubt, there will be much more to come, well past the month of November, in terms of homework. Have no fear. We’ll have plenty of time together.
You may clap now.
(They really do clap. Remember how I told you they clapped for my biceps? It’s really true. They clap a lot.)