Thinking that there are some free moments in your day that you'd like to commit to a student-organized group?
Wishing YOUR writing workshop produced such authentic (ha) activities as a student-written oath for his NEW club? An oath that he took through the ENTIRE writing process (hooray for now)??
Let me share the oath (shh, don't tell I told!), and you can tell me if you'd be interested.
I, (enter your name here), do sullenly swear (solemnly is meant, but this is the word the student spell checked on in there...)
that by joining this Gay Club,
that I will abide by being Gay for Life.
What? But Mrs. M, I meant gay like happy!
In case you're wondering, this student did not actually mean gay as in happy. This is my can't-keep-my-hands-to-myself Bug Lover who has been on a constant track between counselors. So here I stand, oath in hand, armed with the most brilliant professionals that are locked and loaded and willing to help this young man. Before.... well, before his hands roam too far from home.
I wasn't too gung-ho about above mentioned power-intervention until yesterday. The day my friend asked another "Do you want to sleep next to me tonight?"
Yup, I'd take that as a sign that it was time.
And just for fun, here are some of the recent questions I have had to ask Bug Lover:
"Did you lick _______'s shoulder?"
"Were you just chasing ________ with your hand?" & "Why?" & "What was it doing there?"
"Do you understand what I mean by 'you're making people uncomfortable'?"
and my personal favorite (which was actually said by a student who witnessed strange behavior in the bathroom):
(Setting: QUIET writing workshop. Enter huffing and puffing students who ran from the bathroom, who then SHOUT across the quiet room:)
"BUG LOVER WAS HUMPING THE MIRROR!"