Monday, May 12, 2008

IN THE CLASSROOM THIS WEEK

I can’t even find all of the comics that came in this week as the pile on the desk grows ever taller, ever wider – a dank pit of snippets, notes, notebooks, papers, research, comics, cameras, and more. My mind is a ramshackle shed of incomplete thoughts, final exam studying, and electronic portfolios. I can barely string two words together. This poor bit of writing, which resembles a paragraph and a list of comics, took much too long to craft. I did get a poem out this morning. It came in a flood of stream-of-consciousness writing in response to another poem by a real poet and good friend. My hands hurt from writing and the to-do list grows with the desk clutter. I plod on, knowing that when I become a real teacher, nothing much will change. Time is always the enemy to the teacher.

Here are the comics that I remember getting. If I left one out, it will likely show up next week. As for the review this week, I beg your many pardons. Tis finals week and I am spinning, twisting and losing sleep. Hope beyond hope, I yearn to put out two reviews this week to make amends. I hesitate to promise, to guaranty, to even mention it, for fear that I will fall flat and disappoint. I did manage to publish the comics made by the fifth graders in my practicum. I hope you enjoy them. Please, drop me a note and tell me what you do what the information.

Remember, I am looking to publish comics from other classrooms as well. If you are interested in a comic book contest for your classroom, or just want to pick some great comics from your students, let me know.

On to the list:
  1. Franklin Richards – Son of a Genius: Not-So-Secret Invasion
  2. The Merchant of Venice
  3. A Moment of Clarity: The Big Boss on Level 10
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog #181, #184
  5. Thor: Ages of Thunders

1 comment:

OllieBray said...

Hi Jack, I've just started reading your blog. I'm just starting to get into the idea of Graphic Novels and I think the resource that you have built up here is fantastic!

As you like comics - I think you will love this project that has just started in Scotland. I've written a wee post on it here: http://olliebray.typepad.com/olliebraycom/2008/05/engineering-sup.html
Its a great way to combine comics and science.

Keep up the good work!

Ollie (Scotland)