2022 and 2033 essays

Lessons Learned in Prekindergarten


A 99.9 percent true parody   A month into the school year, students in the prekindergarten class where I’m helping are behind. “I don’t know how I’ll ever get them ready for kindergarten,” Mrs. Moss* confided. “I have just eight more months. Only five of my students can multiply fractions. Just two know a trapezoid [...]

Lessons Learned in Prekindergarten2023-06-27T17:10:59+00:00

Read the Signs, Y’All


I realized only after leaving Rhode Island how lucky I’d been to grow up in a state that’s loaded with scenic landmarks and small enough for visitors to see all of them in a 10-minuite drive down the interstate. Our most famous landmark is the Big Blue Bug, a 58-foot long steel and fiberglass termite [...]

Read the Signs, Y’All2023-06-27T19:30:58+00:00