• Kim Fabean

    Core English II & English II Pre-AP        Crazy Cat
    East View High School                                                                      
    Phone: 943-1800 x. 8067                                                           
    Email: fabeank@georgetownisd.org                                                                                

                                                                                                                                         


     

     

    DID I MISS ANYTHING?
    (A question frequently asked by
    students after missing a class.)

     
    Nothing. When we realized you weren't here
    we sat with our hands folded on our desks
    in silence, for the full two hours.
    Everything. I gave an exam worth
    40 percent of the grade for this term
    and assigned some reading due today
    on which I'm about to hand out a quiz
    worth 50 per cent.
    Nothing. None of the content of this course
    has value or meaning
    Take as many days off as you like:
    any activities we undertake as a class
    I assure you will not matter either to you or me
    and are without purpose.
     
     
    Everything. A few minutes after we began last time
    a shaft of light suddenly descended and an angel
    or other heavenly being appeared
    and revealed to us what each woman or man must do
    to attain divine wisdom in this life and
    the hereafter.
    This is the last time the class will meet
    before we disperse to bring the good news to all people
    on earth.
    Nothing. When you are not present
    how could something significant occur?
    Everything. Contained in this classroom
    is a microcosm of human experience
    assembled for you to query and examine and ponder.
    This is not the only place such an opportunity has been
    gathered.
    But it was one place
    And you weren't here.
    Poem written by Tom Wayman, a Canadian poet, and published in:
    Wayman, T. (1993). Did I miss anything? Selected poems 1973-1993.
    Vancouver, BC : Harbour Publishing.


    Schedule
     A Day B Day
    1st- Core Eng. II
    6th- English II Pre AP
    2nd- Conference
    7th- English II Pre AP
    3rd- Core English II 
     8th - English II Pre AP
    4th- Flex     
     9th- Flex      
     5th- Core English II Conference
     
     
     
            
Last Modified on August 17, 2016