Archive for November, 2010

Scissors…

November 17, 2010

Today, I accidentally found out how to really creep out my students.  They had to use scissors for their assignment today and while I was explaining things, the I kept grabbing a pair of scissors.  I didn’t do it on purpose, I just grabbed them.  Apparently holding scissors while teaching is very creepy.

-J

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12…

November 10, 2010

Today I found out that one of my students’ mom was 12 when he was born.  He is 13, that means that she is the same age as me.  It wasn’t just me that found out, it was the entire class.  One kid said, “My mom was 5 when I was born.” I replied, “That is not physically possible.”  Then one kid said, “[So and so]’s mom was 12 when he was born.”  I didn’t really believe it was first.  I felt bad for the kid; he is really quiet I don’t think he appreciated the whole class knowing about this and talking about it.

The one good thing that came out of this is that class was shocked about a 12-year-old having a kid.  I can’t imagine raising a teenager at my age.  Well, then again, I work with 125 of them all day.  To answer some of the questions I have already received: no, I have not met her, so I don’t know if she is hot.

-J

Crying…

November 9, 2010

I made my first kid of the year cry.  Normally, I feel good on the inside when a kid cries.  No, I am not sick.  It usually just means that the kid is in a lot of trouble.  Today, my 5th period class was really chatty.  I had finally got them quiet so I could start class.  I had decided that I was going to kick out the next kid who was talking.  A boy who was standing next to me was the winner.

After I got the class started, I went out to talk to him.  He looked like he was about to cry.  As I was talking to him, he started to cry.  I asked him what was wrong, but he would not answer me.  I told him to stay outside until he got himself together and was ready to come in.

Now, let me explain something.  This kid is one of my favorite students.  He does get in trouble occasionally because he likes to talk and he just picked the wrong time to talk today.  I have emailed his parents before because of his behavior and I think he got in a lot of trouble.  I guess he thought I was going to contact his parents again.  I have made a lot of kids cry, but never when I send them out to the hallway.

I need to make someone else cry soon, so that I can get the satisfaction.

-J

I am awesome…

November 2, 2010

My kids had better love me.  It is 54 degrees outside and has been raining all day.

Today was the last football game for my students.  It was against our rival and they play it at the high school stadium and it is a big deal.  I told my kids that I would go and I stuck to my word.  When I got there at 5, it was drizzling.  It stopped a little while later, but then it started raining and started to rain harder and harder.  I stuck it out.  Finally at 9, the third game ended.  B team and C team lost, but A team won.  The game was a mess.  It was so wet that it was really hard for them to play and there were several injuries that took up a lot of time.  I was so cold and soaked, but I stuck it out.  They had better love me. 😉

Despite all of the weather issues, I enjoyed it.  The A game was very close and we finally scored with 17 seconds left to win.  I was not looking forward to going to overtime with a 0-0 tie.  Everyone was so excited to beat our rival.

-J