Friday, November 21, 2008

First Grade Fun

Let's see if I can sum up my week with a few pictures...and a few short captions:

Me: "Don't worry guys; I'll just make my queso for the teacher birthday lunch during planning time. Good thing I have this cool can opener to open my Rotel with. Wait, did this thing just run out of batteries mid-can? What, it's stuck? Oh well, I'll take it home to Kevin. That's what he signed up for when he married me."

Jake: "NO! I will NOT wear that birthday STICKER! I hate stickers! Why do you always ask me to wear a stupid dumb sticker???"

Note the sticker PINNED (paper backing still adhered) to his shirt.

Two small words, one HUGE disaster: D's desk.

K: "Mrs. White, um, I'm having a little problem with my take home folder. Would you mind just taping the note onto the front of it?"

D: "And he likes to bite noses!!!"

A few other noteworthy happenings that were NOT captured on film, mostly from today:

-Jo: "Mrs. White, when you grow up, are you going to be a cheerleader?"
Me: "Well, J, I already went to high school and college, and those are the times to be a cheerleader, so I guess I already grew up PAST being a cheerleader."
Jo: "WERE you a cheerleader, then?"
Me: "Nope."
W: "Well, were you a dancer?"
Me: "As a matter of fact, I was."
3 kids at once: "Can you do the SPLITS?"
... This is where I made the mistake of promising to do my splits (in jeans) for MY show-and-tell at the end of the day, if the class earned show-and-tell. Then of course they did. So I did the splits. It hurt. The bright side is that it prompted Jake to share his Soldier Boy dance with the class, which is always enjoyable.

-Jake, during show-and-tell: "These are the little men that were on my birthday cake when I was turning one year old, so they are so special to me."
Aa, interrupting him: "NO! Those were actually on your cake last weekend."
Jake: "NO!!"
Aa: "Actually, yes they were, Mrs. White."
Jake, turning to me with his back to Aa: "Anyway, Mrs. White. These were on my cake when I was turning {turns dramatically to Aa}...ONE... and I was so thrilled!"

There were many more bright spots in my challenging week, and I would love to share them with you but I am exhausted and I must get to bed. I have to teach Saturday school in the morning.

Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

Mandy and Jack said...

Oh. My. Goodness. The splits at work. Insanity. You are a WAYYY better teacher than I would ever be.