Please allow me to introduce myself and my co-teacher Linda Martin. We have both been teaching language arts for 20+ years in the middle school setting. I am in Ohio County and Linda is from Butler County. One of our passions is the teaching of writing and what a joy it is to teach at SCATS. Our class is two periods, so our group of talented students are certainly able to achieve many tasks each day. Students begin each day with QTQs (Quick Thinking Questions) and then move on to the day’s various activities. Days 1 and 2 involved get-acquainted activities, interviews, discussing the class anthology, listening to poetry, and learning tricks published authors use to spice up their writings (SFTs – smiley face tricks). The class is conveniently located next door to a computer lab. The days are flying by already!