Author Archives: jyourist

“My Skeleton” by Jane Hirshfield

My skeleton, who once ached with your own growing larger, are now, each year imperceptibly smaller, lighter, absorbed by your own concentration. When I danced, you danced. When you broke, I. And so it was lying down, walking, climbing the … Continue reading

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And more All Quiet creative projects

At the end of our reading of All Quiet on the Western Front, I ask my 8th graders to produce a creative response to the book. This can take any form: a play, a poem, an image, a piece of music. Today … Continue reading

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Field Trip statistics

Tuesday through Friday: Total steps—81,841 Miles walked—33.06 Floors climbed—119 (walking up the path to Monticello accounted for a lot of these) Calories burned—9825 Total number of minutes interacting with 115 adolescents: 3,578

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Field Trip: Day Three

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Field Trip: Day 2

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Field trip on steroids

I’m in Washington DC with 125 8th graders and 12 colleagues for four days. No more need be said.

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This is Water

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