The kids loved the length of the assignment. (Shocker!) They thought it would be quite easy, but quickly discovered it required thought. (Darn it. They hate to think! That was when the moaning started.) Several had to rewrite, but most discovered that in about 15 minutes they were ready to post their six word autobiography on our classroom blog.
I have to share some of their six word autobiographies with you:
My story is still unwritten today.
Love, laughter, and pain. That's life.
I'm here to mess stuff up. (Yeah. He gives me gray hair!)
Living for the moments. No regrets.
Trying my best. Losing with pride.
Life is too short. Going fishing.
A good book with some errors. (I want to steal that one!)
A firey little ball of compassion. (I'd snitch this one, too!)
Many interesting failures, but ultimately success.
I stopped needing approval. Just me.
Random, for the fun of it. (And boy is he!)
Pushing through the storm of life.
Life is hard. Makin' it work.
Loving myself. Trusting others. Just happy.
Filling up my half-empty cup.
So here you have the lives of 15 and 16 year olds summed up in just a few words. I wish you knew some of the people behind the words. These are incredibly fitting.
Yep. Sophomores surprise me daily. Most of the time they surprise me in a good way. Though I did leave off the "I'm only here for the beer." (He surprises me by pushing my buttons. Daily. *sigh*)
School starts again on Monday. Lord, give me the energy to keep up with them and the sense of humor to put up with them. So be it. Amen.