With only two hours left of October 2014, I am officially committing to writing a novel this November. Best wishes to all of you who will join me in this crazy pursuit. And because I’ll need to come up with 50,000 of my own very soon, I’ll let the Tenth Doctor’s words speak for me tonight:
“There’s an old Earth saying, Captain. A phrase of great power and wisdom, and consolation to the soul in times of need.”
“What’s that, then?”
Student #1: What does that mean?
Student #2: It’s from Doctor Who.
YES! They’re only in fifth grade, but they’re off to an excellent nerdy start in life.
Two weeks later during science:
Me: Running water is water that moves, like a river or a stream. Standing water just stands there, like a lake or a pond. But not like Amy and Rory. (A few students get it.) Ooh, there’s a River in Doctor Who as well!
Student: Isn’t she the one in the astronaut suit?
Which is more adorable:
(a) Teaching a room full of 5th graders to say “Allons-y!” or
(b) Overhearing this:
Student 1: What does that mean?
Student 2: It’s from Doctor Who.
About half a dozen kids in my class know The Doctor. So awesome! This generation is doing it right.