Thursday, September 24, 2009

How to Take on Embarrasing Situations

I was teaching class today when I heard a student pass some gas. As a teacher, it's your job to hold it together. When students ignore the flatulence, I'm really good at ignoring it as well. After years of practice, I don't even break a smile anymore. ... usually.

Today, however, a student right in front of me passed some gas. I was preparing myself to ignore it, when the student looked me straight in the eye, smiled a huge grin, and (without a hint of embarrassment) said, "I'm sorry." After that, he went back to work.

I laughed so hard. What an honest/funny kid!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Parental Involvement

Open House was last week. I met many great parents who have great children.

Close to the end of the evening, a woman and her son came up to me. She told me that her son had been worried about math class. I told her that I would love to meet with him about his problems in math, but he had to come see me and let me know that he was having trouble... otherwise, I wouldn't know.

At that, she had a big smile on her face and turned to her son:

"See, boy, that's what I told you! If you're gonna get help, you gotta HOLLA EARLY, HOLLA OFTEN!"

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Introduce Yourself

At the beginning of each year, I play a name game with my students. The game is pretty simple: find a word that describes you AND starts with the same letter as your first name.
Bubbly Ms. B

Some students?

Rockin' Aneesha
Gliding Kim
Pharoh Chris

(What happened to starting the word with the same letter as your first name?!?!!)