But of course, it's only the battle for Helm's Deep that's over. The battle for Middle Earth is about to begin. My students still have to face Macbeth, the Satire Project, the 20%/Research Unit, The Farewell Speech, along with two in-class essays, a dozen poems, and The Importance of Being Earnest. Is it some of the most engaging work of the year? Yes...but it's also some of the most challenging. I hope that this moment of celebration doesn't lead to any earlier bout of senioritis.
But we'll worry about that next week. For now, let's take a moment and celebrate a successful first half. I think we finally have all the pieces in place for a great run in Semester 2.