One of my students brought me a present today. Not a Christmas present – she gave me one of those a month ago. Just a “thinking of you” present. It was a t-shirt with the digits of pi written in the shape of pi, and it was school colors. It was really thoughtful of her.
It’s the first day of our semester, and I haven’t seen these kids in a month. Critically, I haven’t seen them since before Star Wars came out. We talked about it in every class, and every class managed to express themselves without spoilers for the few who hadn’t seen it yet. I was proud of them.