Another Moment From Room 46

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The Entertaining Part of Grading Papers October 21, 2012

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When I became a student teacher, I was so excited to grade my first papers. Now that I’ve been teaching for 11 years, I know why she did it…because it’s an endless job. Although it’s a tiresome job, sometimes I come across a paper that makes me laugh out loud (or LOL). I decided to start taking pictures of the funny ones so that I can remember them.

Here are 3 of my absolute favorites.

#3 We were talking about water pollution. The video we watched in class briefly mentioned farm run-off could pollute the water. As the final project, they had to make a poster using words and pictures explaining what they learned about water pollution.

#2 This was a getting to know you activity at the start of school. Read where this student was born.

And #1 We were learning about becoming a president and question number 3 asks how old you have to be to become president. Look at what the student put for their reason why they think it’s 35 years old. I wonder if that includes me?


Just Abbreviating…

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In the age of technology, abbreviations are the thing to do. I want you to think the last time you read LOL. Was it less than an hour ago? Probably. 

Kids have also taken noticed of this trendy lingo. Here are some classic misused abbreviations from the past few years.



Student: I’m going to ATM for a swim meet this weekend.

Me: Really? Are you sure you are going to an ATM?

Student: Yes, ATM, the college.

Me: Oh, you mean TAM…Texas A&M. (Laughing)



Student: That’s F.I.N. to you

Me: Huh? What does that mean?

Student: You don’t know?

Me: No

Student: For your information

Me: Oh, FYI.


A New Term of Endearment October 7, 2012

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I love and admire Kindergarten teachers. They are so patient, kind, and have an endless amount of energy.

This is the first year I have ever had bus duty at the end of the day. So, I now get to experience a large mass of Kindergartners. It all began the first day of school when I met a little boy named Connor*. He was the cutest little boy with big brown eyes. I instantly learned his name because he hit me in the leg with the bus sign…twice.

Since then, he has never forgotten to give me a hug along with the rest of the Kindergartners on that bus. It’s really cute.

So a few weeks ago, as Connor was walking up the steps of the bus, he turned and yelled, “Goodbye Fartyhead”.

I was speechless at first and then asked if he wanted me to tell his teacher. He replied, “No, no, no. I’m sorry.”

I told her anyway and we laughed until we cried. It stemmed from the book, “Skippyjon Jones”.  She read it in class that day and one of the characters called someone “Fuzzy Pants”. That amused the whole class and they all tried to come up with their own names. So, by dismissal time, it turned into Fartyhead.


*Names are always changed to protect the innocent and the not so innocent


Parent Night Party Crasher October 4, 2012

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There is nothing that makes me more nervous than Parent Orientation Night. My imagination gets the best of me and I think there is more of them than there are of me. I always picture an angry mob chasing me down the hall or a riot breaking out in the classroom. What it really comes down to is I am nervous speaking in front of a lot of people.

This year was no exception. I waited by my door and began to greet the parents coming into the classroom. I notice a short, gray-haired woman walk into my classroom. I thought it was odd that I didn’t know her so I walked up and introduced myself.

She proceeds to tell me that she does not have a grandchild that attends my class. She does, however, have one in another 3rd grade at another school. She decided to attend the Parent Night at our school since it’s closest to her house.

Let me take a minute to point out that she had a 1 out of 5 chance of choosing my classroom.

Anyway, I figured she wasn’t going to cause any harm so I left her alone. I began my well prepared power point and briefly talked about each slide. And that’s when she started. She questioned the curriculum, my teaching style, and my knowledge in general. The parents were beginning to get frustrated and I was getting more nervous.

I felt like a Muppet being heckled by Statler and Waldorf.

As you could image I survived. Afterwards I though this only could have happened to me.


The Revival of the Blog

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re·viv·al [ri-vahy-vuhl] noun

1. restoration to life, consciousness, vigor, strength, etc.

2. restoration to use, acceptance, or currency: the revival of old customs.
3. a new production of an old play.
4. a showing of an old motion picture.
5. an awakening, in a church or community, of interest in and care for matters relating to personal religion.
I have decided to restore life and vigor into this old blog. What better way to start off than with a ninja story.
A few weeks ago I wore a new pair of dark wash jeans. A co-worker saw me and said, “Hey, it was jeans day. You forgot to wear jeans.”
“These are jeans,” I pointed out.
“Oh, you must have ninja jeans on,” He said and walked away. Huh? It did, however, make me laugh.
Later in the day I was talking like Dory (from “Finding Nemo”). One kid says, “Oh, you speak whale. You look like one today too.”
I’m sure there was horror across my face. He quickly recovered by saying, “You have black and white on just like a whale.”
I laughed and said, “First a ninja and now a whale. Just call me Whale Ninja.”
And they did…but only for a few days.

Whale Ninja