Monkeys Fly When Writers Write

Monkeys before flying

Yesterday was the last day with students. It’s an emotional day and at our awards ceremony, I try to lighten the mood a bit with my Flying Monkey Award.

The Flying Monkey Award celebrates students who have completed every writing prompt from the year (we did 66 prompts this year, from short stories to arguments to designing theme parks to making comics, and much much more) and kept their notebook from prompt number one through prompt number 66.

If so, their name goes into a lottery and four students get randomly chosen to get a screaming, flying monkey shot across the auditorium at them (by me, of course). They get to keep the monkey, by the way. It seems a fitting way to end the awards ceremony that ends the school year.

This is the monkey shot, from another year.

Peace (summer’s nearly here),

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