Friday, October 3, 2008

picture day!!

Last Wednesday was picture day. I know picture day to many parents is the day you look forward to having a nice pictoral memory of your child's year in their particular grade. Please remember, though, that we teachers tend to DREAD picture day. P-Day (sounds ominous, right??) fell on a Wednesday this year -- one of our P.E. days. Come to think of it, I think it fell on a P.E. day last year also. I think the picture people have something against me! Fortunately (for the parents receiving the pictures) we were able to get our pictures taken before the kids got all hot and sweaty. The main problems with picture day are the time lost in class and what I like to call "kid-wrangling". "Kid-wrangling" involves keeping 23 OTHER student occupied while only one can have their picture taken at a time. Then, trying to "wrangle" them while I get my REQUIRED picture taken. Not that I wouldn't like to have a decent picture of myself somewhere . . . Anyway, the funniest part of the day involved my hair. If you don't know me well (or haven't seen me in a while) my hair is about 3-4 inches past shoulder length and I have no bangs. For me, this means I ALWAYS wear my hair back as I can't STAND to have it in my face while I'm teaching. For picture days, I'll opt to wear it down. I also wear make-up (which I usually DON'T do except for special occasions) on picture day. The kids kept saying -- "You look different!" or "You don't look like yourself!" or (my favorite) "Wow! You look pretty!!" I just look at them and say, "Are you saying I usually look ugly??" They got a real kick out of that! Maybe I'll post my school picture and let you be the judge (or I'll just put it on Facebook -- I haven't decided yet)

I need to go -- Since it's now October and we've started a new Science unit, I have 2 bulletin boards to change and desks to rearrange.

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