Two Writing Teachers and other teacher-writers as we share a slice of life every single day in the month of March.
It's been awhile since I've had a buzz...and I don't mean the adult beverage kind. I'm talking about the language arts buzz in the hallway.
We read an Article of the Week on a regular basis in our classroom. I try to find articles that will appeal to 6th graders or ones that feature current events that I feel my students need to know about and understand. This week I chose one about Logan Paul and his You Tube video about the suicide forrest. It was an opinion article, and I felt like it would create some interesting conversations in our classroom. I found out they had some very strong opinions of their own.
Kids came in asking, "Are we really reading about Logan Paul?"
"Yes, we are."
After class they ran to their friends telling them about the article. Students in the math class next door overheard me and asked the math teacher, "Did Mrs. Eck just say Logan Paul? Does she know who he is?"
Actually, I didn't before I heard about the video on social media. But they don't need to know that!
I'll just let them keep thinking that they have a pretty cool language arts teacher!