Monday, September 17, 2007

Well, here it is -- the one section of my apartment that is clean! (and it's still clean since I took the picture -- ignoring that I took the picture this morning as I was leaving for school) My mom came over on Saturday and between her and my friend Karen, we managed to get the kitchen in decent shape. My bedroom looks not much different, but the "office" looks a lot better -- at least the boxes are organized (boxes of books near the bookcase, boxes of files near the file cabinet, etc.)

School is doing well too -- the organization is coming. I've had a couple of parents make some very helpful suggestions which I plan to, or have already implement(ed) . The grading is getting a little less overwhelming, so we'll see how things go from here.

On to funny stories:

Story 1: We have just arrived on the playground. I have duty. A student is talking to me and I answer him as we walk out. I stop at the edge of the playground and watch the students "settle". I'm just watching, making sure they don't go beyond their boundary. The student I was speaking to stops mid-sentence and says, "You look creepy!"

"What did you say?"

"You look creepy! You know, like one of those movies or something where the person is watching the kids."

"Do you think I'm going to turn into a vampire or something?"

"No, you just looked creepy."

--Nothing like a 3rd grader for honesty!

Story 2: Same student, different teacher (she told me later) The students were to run 2 laps around the field next to the playground. The student says to the other teacher, "If you lean forward, your fat helps you keep moving!"

Story 3: This really isn't a story, just a question. If a student starts the day with X number of books, but part of the way through the day has X-1 number of books, who can miraculously find it for them? Apparently the answer is the teacher, because that's who they come to when they can't find a book or a paper. Even more amazing is that, somehow, by some amazing power within me, I can locate this paper or book with little to no difficulty. Usually the paper can easily be found in the black hole in front of the student known as their desk.

My students wrote some "all about me" papers -- I'll post some of those later this week -- they are very creative!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, Kel!

Congrats on the new apartment. LOVE your blog. I read it from work (although I'm not sure if it's okay to comment from there or not). Sorry I've been M.I.A., but things have been crazy (work and also a case of the "yuck" that's been going around ND Fees & LE folks!)

~ Tracy