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Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

The current 2.5 reminds me of last year’s 2.5. That is to say, they’re ridiculous.

They’re about two lessons ahead of every other class due to weird scheduling and cancellations, and they won’t have a single cancellation for the rest of the year, so I decided to give them a game day and we played Scattergories. The letter was “J” and they had to name “something you eat raw.” Team four wrote “John.”

“John? John. Like. You eat humans? Do you know what a cannibal is?”
“Of course.”
“Well no points for you, you wouldn’t eat humans raw.”
“But that is not a human. John is the name of my dog.”
“… still not giving you any points.”

The Return of Photosky

Friday, March 16th, 2012

I think I’m sick AGAIN. Eurgh. Right now all the students seem to either be coughing, or have eye patches due to some contagious eye disease… I hate winter. Even though two of my favorite second grade boys classes are on Fridays, I did not want to go into school today. I scrapped my original lesson plan (a kind of intense one about similes and metaphors) and decided to just play scattergories to try to recover my voice. I forgot how into scattegories the students get and how much I have to yell to get their attention so that backfired but it definitely propped up my spirits.

When I entered 2.5 I immediately started teaching, but students told me to go look at the board. I turned around and saw this


I thought that they had forgotten my Latin roots lesson, and it just about made my day.