Mrs. O'Connor: One time in this speech class that I was tooking -- I mean taking -- ...
//there was a vocab quiz scheduled for the last few minutes of class in AP Lit Tad: "Ms. O'Connor, if I show you my stuffed animals can we not have the quiz today?" Ms. O'Connor (laughing): "Well, you can show them." Tad: *shows off stuffed animals* //specifically Fighter the tiger, Grason the fox, and Squirrel the squirrel Ms. O'Connor: "I love stuffed animals! Anyway, everybody head to canvas. We'll star-" //about 30 seconds of silence Tad (in chat): "Is she frozen?" Dheeraj (in chat): "yes" //another 10 seconds or so *Zoom gives us a notice saying "the host has disconnected."* //another minute or so *Ms. O'Connor reconnects, joins the call, and lets us all back in. The class bursts out laughing.* Ms. O'Connor: "That was some Harry Potter stuff." *Tad holds up Lord Bawk Bawk the chicken* Tad: "Bawk! Bawk! Bawk! BAWK!!!" Tad: "I warned you. I warned you Ms. O'Connor, and you doubted me. You shouldn't have done that!" Ms. O'Connor: "OK, so there won't be a quiz today after all." Tad (holding up Lord Bawk Bawk again): "BAWK BAWK BAWK BAWK BAWK!"
//talking about how we're all too young to vote after innovation period O'Connor: I was 17 too when I was your age.
//Ms. O'Connor plays Pandora Sandra: Can you introduce each piece? O'Connor: Yes. This is Kelly O'Connor on WWAP…
//Discussing The Metamorphosis in AP Lit Lisa: So they're throwing apples at a bug and suddenly decide to have sex‽ O'Connor: Multitasking!
O'Connor: Crime and Punishment is like Hamlet trapped in Macbeth. Gibi: So, any book can be expressed as a linear combination of Shakespeare's plays.
O'Connor: Crime and Punishment is like Hamlet trapped in Macbeth. Student: There, she saved you 500 pages of a crazy guy talking to himself.
O'Connor: You could say "Shakespeare" at the beginning, or-- Wow! The sky is really blue!
//discussing poetry O'Connor: I feel like there's something deep down underneath that second line. Anyone want to take a guess? Student: The third line?