Aimee Wristen

Hello My Name Is...

Mrs. Wristen
Welcome to English II & IV

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I LOVE teaching and LOVE to read!! I have been teaching English for 13 years, and it never gets old!  My husband and I have been married for 11 years and have three beautiful boys...they keep me busy!  My favorite thing about teaching is making relationships with students. I love running into them after they graduate and hearing about the wonderful things in life they have accomplished! I hope you find this page useful! 

Did I Miss Anything?

Nothing. When we realized you weren’t here
we sat with our hands folded on our desks
in silence, for the full two hours.

     Everything. I gave an exam worth
     40 percent of the grade for this term
     and assigned some reading due today
     on which I’m about to hand out a quiz
     worth 50 percent.

Nothing. None of the content of this course
has value or meaning
Take as many days off as you like:
any activities we undertake as a class
I assure you will not matter either to you or me
and are without purpose.

     Everything. A few minutes after we began last time
     a shaft of light suddenly descended and an angel
     or other heavenly being appeared
     and revealed to us what each woman or man must do
     to attain divine wisdom in this life and
     the hereafter
     This is the last time the class will meet
     before we disperse to bring the good news to all people on earth.

Nothing. When you are not present
how could something significant occur?

     Everything. Contained in this classroom
     is a microcosm of human experience
     assembled for you to query and examine and ponder.
     This is not the only place such an opportunity has been gathered

     but it was one place

       And you weren’t here!

-Tom Wayman