For several years we had
an annual Reading and Writing week where EVERY teacher,
including shop and PE teaches, was required to spend a week
on reading and another week on writing. There were
many rules as to what type of material was to be used.
Scientific papers were NOT considered proper reading because
most of them did not have a 'story' that was open to
interpretation. We had to pick passages or chapters
from books 'suggested' by the English Department. For
reading. Likewise, writing lab reports was NOT considered
proper because there was no room for 'innovation'. For
the writing week were required to have the students write 5
different types of pages , expository, questioning, etc.
This year the Reading and Writing week hit just before the
AP Exams and we were told we could NOT continue the review
but had to do the Reading/Writing assignments.
SO - I made up the attached
'Official' bulletin about also having a Science and
Math week and put it in everyone's mailbox on Friday
(Side note - I shared an office behind 347 with Lee Slick
(Physics/Chemistry) and Ed Scanlon (Biology).
On Monday morning Ed came upstairs with this very confused
look and stack of papers and asked why he was set upon in
the office and there were so many papers in his mailbox.
I too was a bit confused until I looked at the sheets -
apparently Mr. Heery, who always comes in early, had seen
the bulletin and added one line to the bottom that said "On
second thought return these sheets to Mr. Scanlon and ask
him for more information.
We both has a good laugh and Ed managed to dodge several
irate faculty members.
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