Have I mentioned how much I love this place? Today, my favorite Barista Jessica came to English 2. She brought 2 travel packs of decaf Pike’s Place, talked about working for Starbucks, and helped my students fill out their job applications. I’m grading them now, and I can truly say that learning to fill out an app correctly is definitely a learned skill. How did I ever learn this? My parents sat down with me. I did not learn it at school, but then, it was 1976, and times are a bit different.
The students learned how to *smell* the coffee, how to be in a community, how to slurp the coffee across their tongues. All in all, they saw what a great company this was, and I can only hope that we’ve instilled in them some sort of hope to get a job!
Thank you so much, Ripon Starbucks!
I’d upload photos, but not having that background and permission, I won’t do it. Many of these kids go to different schools, and who needs that? I did take a cool picture of them toasting with their tasting cup. Is this in the standards? You bet. 2.6. Technical documents. I can make anything fit.
Here’s something I heard today. One of the teachers feels that since these kids goofed off so much during the year, they don’t get to have the creativity of a summer school English class. 2 hours of vocab, 2 hours of grammar, 2 hours of writing. Do I want that? No, no. I don’t. As Robman pointed out to me, I need a connection with my students. I do, and giving seatwork won’t work for anyone.
All in all, a much better day.
Running: 5x800s today. It was fun. Running the track brings back memories of Jr. High, but we did it.