“You can take the girl out of NY, but you can’t take the NY out of the girl!”
That’s what I say whenever I encounter a Red Sox Fan in Rhode Island. who asks me why I root for the Yankees. They’re often surprised I haven’t changed my allegiance to root for Boston (will never happen) when I moved from Manhattan to New England last year.
This past year, when there were just two fourth classrooms, there was a bit of a rivalry on our hallway when the Yankees got into the play-offs with the Sox. My colleauge is a Red Sox Fan, as were many of the fourth graders. However, there were quite a few Yankees Fans (i.e., who were kids) that banded together with me. Sadly, our team lost (They’ll win again… just look at the stats on this guy’s back!). 😦
I’m hoping for another play-off this year! If that happens, I think I’m blowing this photo up and sharing it with my NYY-Loving Students. It’s a great statistic to share, even if this guy’s shirt is a little cheesy.
I am a literacy consultant who has spent over a decade working with teachers to improve the teaching of writing in their classrooms. While I work with teachers and students in grade K-6, I'm a former fourth and fifth-grade teacher so I have a passion for working with upper elementary students.
I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).