Friday, April 30, 2010

Omg, We Did It!

This is it! The last blog of the April literacy challenge. Can you believe what a spectacular success this challenge has been?! This has been an amazing achievement by all, if I do say so myself.

Today I discussed feminist criticism with my juniors, and I read some beliefs that feminist critics hold to the class.

I heard one kid make some kind of crack about feminism, but I promptly set him straight:

"You are probably a feminist," I told him confidently.

"Why?" he said.

"Do you believe that women should be equal to men?"

Really what could he say to this but yes?!

"Then you're a feminist," I smiled.

Then, we all looked for passages that revealed patriarchy and gender stereotypes and constructs in The Great Gatsby and wrote meaning statements.

I read some other stuff today, too, including a reprimand from my assistant principal for failing to take my attendance regularly this week. Obviously, I wish I hadn't read that, but I'll admit I should have recorded my attendance. Which I then did immediately.


dw said...

Also, you forgot to put a cover sheet on your TPS report. Get the reference?

unabashed liberal said...

You make it too easy to be a feminist. So when do you announce the winner. There could be many categories so we could all be winners.

LH said...

That's what I'm thinking. Multiple categories, like the academy awards.

And I'm starting to think there should be some tangible prizes.

Gina Marie said...

I really don't think there's anything more fun than telling people they are feminists. I do it all the time.

I like LH's prize about the Academy Awards style. Probably I'll have to buy a new gown and stuff, but it'll be worth it.

WHAT. A. MONTH. THX again!