Successful Coexistence

My first day of two-classes-at once was today, and it went surprisingly well.  The Creative Writing class worked independently, checking in with me a few times throughout the period.  The AP English class was wonderful.  I'd forgotten how stimulating it can be to work with students who are so incredibly bright -- and how challenging, too.  I had to stop several times and look things up to make sure I wasn't leading them astray.

We had a rousing discussion about poetic meter and another about metonymy / synecdoche.  They loved my example of "Get your butt in here!"  Which, of course, really means "Get in here," and not just your butt.  However, I am learning that that word can elicit giddy laughter from almost any age group.