We started Macbeth in my senior English classes today, and that makes me VERY happy! I absolutely LOVE teaching this play. Okay, so yeah, maybe that makes me somewhat of a nerd, but that's fine by me. I taught English 9 one semester, and we did Romeo and Juliet. I enjoy the play, but I didn't enjoy teaching it. I'm not really sure why.
When I taught Macbeth last semester, I was so sick. The first day of actually studying the play, I had NO voice. Whatever I had made me feel like total and complete crud. I did a horrible job getting started, and it showed. The kids hated it. A couple of my girls made signs and hung them around my desk. They said things like "NO MORE MACBETH!" "Macbeth is AWFUL!" So, I hope that maybe this semester will be better. So far, I've had students who haven't said two words all semester making comments. I take that as a good sign.
One of the things on my bucket list is to spend a summer (or at least a month) in England. When I was in the 4th grade and until I was probably in junior high, I had a pen pal from England. His name was Graham, and he made me fall in love with his country. I began dreaming of going, but it is a dream that hasn't come true. Yet. And it may never come true. But as long as I'm not dead, I'll continue to hope that the opportunity will come along. If I ever make it, I would LOVE to be able to see Macbeth performed on stage at The Globe. (That's a second item on my bucket list.)
So for the next week or so, I will LOVE every single minute of my English 12 classes, even if they kids drive me crazy because they only have 11 more days. (Seniors that is. Everyone else has 13.)
That's it for now. Gotta watch House. I am in luv with Dr. Gregory House!
Have a GREAT day!