Happy October 1st.
The first Friday of the month means it's time for a giveaway.
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Lately, my life teaching the 8th grade is diagramming sentences.
I find myself identifying the parts of speech all day - even when I'm not directly teaching it.
The kids think I'm crazy that I find this stuff "fun."
I tell them that it hasn't always been fun, and how hard it was for me to grasp on to grammar when I was their age.
I even shared the story about how one night while working on grammar homework for Mrs. Westrate, my mom called her because I just didn't get it. Talk about embarrassing.
(I remember lots of tears and lots of yelling)
Anyway, things are much better in the grammar department.