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Wait, What Am I Teaching Tomorrow?

Updated: Apr 7, 2019

(from the NaPoWriMo prompt: write a poem that similarly resists closure by ending on a question, inviting the reader to continue the process of reading (and, in some ways, writing) the poem even after the poem ends.)<I'll say right here that this was not an easy prompt and I don't think my poem does exactly what it asks, but that's why May is International Revision Month, right?>

Are we going to do anything fun today?

What are we doing today?

I wasn’t here yesterday, did I miss anything?

Is the paper due today or tomorrow?

What does that say on the board?

Can we watch movie today?

Can I go to the bathroom?

My chair is wobbly, can I move my seat?

When are we going on a field trip?

Why do we have to read this?

Why do we have to write this?

Why is this so boring?

Can I go to the nurse?

Will this be on the test?

Will we have to remember this?

Do we read anything good in this class?

Will we have to write a research paper?

Can I go to the bathroom?

Can I go to the bathroom after Claire?

Are we going to keep watching that weird movie?

Can you turn on the subtitles?

Can you turn off the subtitles?

What does this have to do with anything?

Why is it so cold in here?

Will you sign this field trip form?

Will you clear my cut slip from two weeks ago?

Are we going to the computer lab tomorrow?

Can I take a picture of the board with my phone?

Can you not call my mom again today?

Are we going to do anything fun tomorrow?

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Julia Hwang
Julia Hwang
May 06, 2019

When are we ever going to use this ever?


andrew jeter
andrew jeter
Apr 03, 2019

Thanks, Lauri! I was wondering if it wouldn't ring true for my fellow teachers. (I got finger snaps from my sophomores this morning, but then one of them told me it sounded like I was being snarky (A vocabulary word we learned last semester!))


Lauri Dietz
Lauri Dietz
Apr 03, 2019

Love the litany of questions. Any one is fine, even mundane, on its own. But, collectively, it's death by 1000 paper cuts. And that so captures what educators have to shield themselves against to stay hopeful, motivated, and sane. In my opinion you are spot on with the prompt. There is no end to the questions--either through repetition or addition.

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