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High School English Teacher/Blogger/Entrepreneur

2019 Senior Haikus (1st hour)

When I play baseball,

I hit as hard as I can.

I always run hard.

~Micah Knauer

 

Whitecaps on the bay,

A broken signboard banding [sic],

In the April wind

~Emma Brenner

 

Teacher yells a lot.

She gets mad at my classmates.

Classmates laugh galore.

~Kara Conklin

 

Upon the hillside

A generous lion roars

In spite of the wolf.

~Hunter Trueblood

 

Heating Summertime

A mighty, fish river waves

in spite of the boat.

~James Sullivan

 

Lives in a small town.

How and now, brown was the cow.

Broke through the ice. Drowned.

~James Cowell

 

Every single night,

The cow jumped over my fence

and ran from the dog.

~Alex Nesbit

 

When I go to school,

I sit in class quietly

’til the bell saves me.

~Tabria Thomas

 

The snow falls at dawn.

The trees are covered in snow.

Kids are in the snow.

~Mary Tracey

 

I look in your eyes,

I see many stars shining,

and I love you more.

~Isabella Motta

 

Pleasant, summertime

a spotted, hairy deer runs

at the perfect corn.

~Brady Haring

 

It’s time to hog hunt

Loading up the Heli-Chopper

Down goes more than one

~Drew Kloss

 

The summer is  very hot,

White sand under my feet,

I feel the water.

~Bailey Palmer

 

Dark frozen corn stalks,

beneath a darkened sky feel,

the rabbit’s warm blood.

~Connor Brown

 

Inclement coastline

A big, scaly frog ribbets

Watching the cricket

~Ben Francke

 

Stop pressuring me,

to be something that i’m not,

and you used to be.

~Megan Ludwig

 

In early evening,

I get hungry for dinner.

So I eat a lot.

~Maya Nicholas

 

At night, quietly

mice scamper across the floor,

then snap goes the trap.

~Reese Miller

The Importance of Writing…Now!

At a time when impressionable young adults may not value the importance of writing.  This. This right here is why it IS important!

http://time.com/5475490/writers-truth-democracy-jennifer-egan/

Writing Contests Available!

Attached are 2 writing contests that are available to students! 

The first one is a local one through Poopsie’s of Galena.

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The second contest is on the state level through the office of Secretary or State, Jesse White.   at http://cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/center_for_the_book/

Student Haikus

College lit is my fave
Haikus are confusing
Refrigerator     ~Lexi

I hate being sick
Having the flu sucks badly
Hope I feel better     ~Andrew

Warm winds and pond days
Swimming splashing in the pond
No tan just sunburn     ~Brittney

Haiku’s are easy
Sometimes they do not make sense
Refrigerator     ~Rachel

I like to hunt deer
I have been to Canada
A 12 gauge shotgun     ~Rhett

I walk on the Beach
Seagulls hunt food below them
Sun shines nice and bright     ~Thomas

Worry does not help
tomorrow’s trouble. It takes
today’s energy.     ~Jack

i like to trap shoot
i like to go and play catch
i like to hunt deer     ~Jonathan

Green leaves shadows dance
As blue water lap brown sands
Summer on the lake     ~Ashley

The dog barks at night,
Lights come on and windows shut,
The sun shines on us     ~Carly

Traveling each state
Bus; adventure the unknown
Always exploring     ~Patrick

Laying in the cold
With a blanket to keep warm
Everything is well     ~Garrett

cats are beautiful
they are strong and soft creatures
cats are beautiful     ~Mariah

I love to play sports
football is the best sport ever
to bad we really suck     ~Nathan

I work at Wal-Mart
I like it but I hate it
Wish that I could quit     ~Nikki

School is annoying.
I just really want to go home.
I am so tired.     ~Kally

Sand scatters the beaches
Waves crash on the sand
Blue water shimmers     ~Kylie

Fishing the shallows hip deep in white clouds. (sic)     ~Trey

 

 

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What Students Really Need to Hear

 

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This. This man’s words.  He says everything I cannot put into my own words; thus these are my words, too. Please read the attached “source” link.

Source: What Students Really Need to Hear

A list of my dream jobs:

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  1. A poltergeist
    1. Being loud when people are trying to sleep and being creepy are my specialty.
  2. A banshee
    1. I’m very good at screaming.
  3. A horror movie sound effect
    1. I can also screech and make a creaky door noise.
  4. A potato goblin
    1. Living under a bridge and eating stolen potatoes sounds fun.
  5. A sound artist
    1. I’ve been told this is called a composer.
  6. Join the Ghost Adventures TV show
    1. Hunting ghosts is my idea of a good time, plus I have the introduction to the show memorized.

By: Line Kuzniar, student writer

Juniors are selling RR tumblers!

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All juniors are selling River Ridge tumblers (and other collegiate tumblers) for $20 through October 18th. All profit earned goes into the individual accounts of the sellers.  This money can be used towards the class trip next year or towards cap and gown. If you are interested in one, I would be happy to send a junior your way. Just let me know!

 

***The selling point for me was that the image (not a paper image) was between the layers of plastic, thus it wouldn’t scratch off in the dishwasher.

 

3 things that feel like home

 

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I asked my Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition students to list 3 things that felt like home.  Their lists are in the comments.  What are yours?

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