Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Currently I am completing my student teaching somewhere in the farmlands of northern Utah.  I teach World History to sophomores and U.S. Government and Citizenship to seniors.

It's an enjoyable job.

The best part of my assignment is finding out exactly what the teenagers of American think about the world around them.  

We just finished our unit on National Aid to the States in our government class and as an assignment we asked our students to write their own grant to fix something in their community.  There were a lot of entertaining proposals, a lot of boring ones and a few really good ones.  This was my favorite though:

**Note: The spelling and grammar has been left unfixed and untampered with, in its original form.

That Darn Pot Hole, Grant Proposal

There is the world’s most obnoxious, eye popping, rim splitting, tire thrashing pot hole in my perfect homey Utopia of a neighborhood.  It is unacceptable and my friendly neighborhood OG’s and myself feels it needs to be handled and shown, who owns these parts.  The neighborhood and I take much pride in our rides, our children and beautiful Utopia.

Every time I come cruising down my street on chrome shoes with the gold spokes.  I find my car jumping and it is not a feature that came with my hydraulics’, nor is it baller.  What that is; Mother nature doing nasty business to my pimped ride.   Just last day, that exact story happened.  Every time it happens it brings great damage to the Whips.  Not only does it wreck stuff 25/8; but it get stronger! For each time it is run over, it gets wider deeper and deadlier.

The beautiful little, curious, clumsy, goofy kids are us that.  They go out to play, come back looking like they got in a hit and run and the driver is Sonic the Hedgehog.  Hospital trips have triple due to this hole. Not okay, how it came about in a neighborhood such as this? No idea.  But every adult is worried to let their kid out.  Having been a resident for 636 days, I can tell that this man eater of a hole is not bringing good vibes.  And the environment it showing it.

I know of a company who can fix it, for a cost, about 35,000 which includes labor, supplies and  a precise fix.  How soon can it be fixed? It can be approached this coming Saturday.  Looking at about a week and a half, time is key to a job like this.  But it will be handled in a strong professional manner.

Utopia is not a utopia if it has a flaw.  A flaw indeed it does have! We have to get rid of that Darn pot hole.  For the community, in the name of Fly Whips, the children and America grant us this bill and see to this pot hole job being completed.  Once complete I for see this great little hood, striving on and pursuing to grow.  The kids to go out and return to the playgrounds and doorbell ditching safely.