Sept 5/8th Grade

In my letter to my 8th grade students on the first day of school, one of the questions I asked them was, “Why are you here?”

I like that open ended and slightly vague question. Most of my responses are along the lines of “…because I have to,” or maybe even some “…because I want a good education.”

I have to say, this surprised me a bit. One perk of teaching 8th grade? Some seriously good humor…