Thursday, October 27, 2011


I seem to get a great deal more gifts as a second grade teacher. To date:

  • a necklace
  • banana bread
  • pumpkin seeds
  • a bracelet
  • a copious amount of art
  • and this GIANT apple

Casual Friday

After a year of dressing up to fit into "how a principal looks" (ugh!), this is a happy teacher on a Friday.

Gum Day

Kids choose rewards in my class. First one this year: Gum Day! Post celebration feedback: I've never chewed so much gum in my life. My jaw hurts!

Monday, October 10, 2011

You know you work at a hoity toity school when...

...you get an email like this:

Some students are wearing hooded sweatshirts that zip over the face.  Nothing should be worn over the face inside or outside the  building.  Also, many of these sweatshirts have disturbing images on them like skeletons.  Please speak to your students about not wearing sweatshirts with these types of images and let them know that although they can wear a hood on their heads to keep them warm or protect them from the rain, that they are not to cover their faces for safety purposes (so they can see and staff can see them).  Thanks.

Really? We have time to worry about hoods? Who is complaining about this to the principal and not just handling it and moving on? That's what I want to know.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Wunny Day

-I'm having a very wunny day!
-Really? How's that?
-I keep getting all ones in this math game we're playing!
-Ahh. That does sound like a one-y day.