1. I did the discussion activity with the post-it notes with my other 10th grade English class and they LOVED it. We had so much discussion we almost didn't have time to read. And it was GOOD discussion. Three of my male students are at the same age now that their parents were when they had them, so we've had some really great discussions about what that feels like.
2. My senior students continue to enjoy The Alchemist, and they continue to tell me they do. This makes me smile. :)
I hope you stopped to smell the roses today!