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Odd Fears

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

I have a special place in my heart for classes that choose to keep playing the review game when I say that they can have the rest of the class for individual study. I also have a special place in my heart for classes that when playing team games (jokingly) heckle the other team.

2.8 fits both of these categories. When I asked one group what “technophobia” meant, the other teams started shouting “FEAR OF TECHNO MUSIC. FEAR OF TECHNO MUSIC.”


Thursday, November 15th, 2012
It’s been getting colder. It’s still pretty warm in the teacher’s office, and relatively warm in the classrooms, but it’s cold in the hallways and outside. This morning I ran into a male student (class 2.8) leaving the second grade building. He was just wearing a button-up shirt and a sweater vest, with no jacket in sight.
“HI TEACHER” he shouted.
“Hi, aren’t you cold? Where’s your jacket?” I replied, shivering, huddled in my massively oversized jacket, contemplating putting on my gloves.
“It’s in the classroom.”

What Makes You Happy?

Friday, July 13th, 2012











This morning I…

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Rushed to put files on my flashdrive, but due to my computer deciding to run a surprise virus scan without prompting, I had to restart my computer three times because it kept freezing and

After twenty minutes of trying managed to put what I thought was files for the 2nd grade pronunciation lesson on the flashdrive before

Heading to class 2.8 to find out that the computer was MISSING. I

Find this out by having students wait until I lean down to plug in my flashdrive, then look back up in shock as they yell out


Taught an emergency lesson of Bowls of Nouns instead before

Rushing back to the office to turn on my computer and write my teacher reflections before my office computer doesn’t work and it’s time to

Go to my 2nd period class (1.1) to teach my 1st grade pronunciation lesson and in the middle of class I

Get a nosebleed and have to run out and hang out in the faculty bathroom for a bit before coming back in and then

After class still don’t have time to reflect because the computer is being crappy and it’s time for

3rd period and 2nd grade boys again and this time the computer is there but

The files that I had put on my flashdrive weren’t, so I taught my lesson

Without powerpoint.

I get a two period break and then I teach one more class of first grade boys. If one more thing goes wrong today, I might just punch my office computer which has finally decided to work.