Thursday, February 05, 2009


Last Friday, for the first time, I left a Kinder class thinking I could teach Kindergarten. The teacher must be over-the-top, holy cow fanstastic! I have never seen a K class that was so well versed in the class procedures and expectations. The kids themselves were super sweet! There was a girl named Yoyo who pretty much was a yo-yo - she was all over the place and difficult. Other than her and two boys who needed a lot of guidance, it was the best day! I had so much fun.
One kid, Kevin told me all about his karate - so I told him to remember his name I would call him Karate Kevin. Hilarious! From that moment on, every time I would look at him, he would do some small karate move with his arms. I was laughing all day!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Special Ed Room this week

I don't have much to post this week - I am in a moderate/severe Special Ed room all week this week. The kids are all in kindergarten and they are so sweet. Some of their stories are very touching; however, due to confidentiality and respect for them, I will not be sharing. Although I have a hard time in K classes due to not being very "huggy," this is so different. It is so structured (which I love) and the kids are wonderful! Next week, I should have more stories!!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Just say no to pixie sticks

I love challenging classes and yesterday was no exception. The kids were tough all day.

Throughout the day, I kept catching the boys with pixie sticks (not the paper ones...plastic straw ones).

Come to find out, they are buying huge bags at the dollar store and selling them for profit.

The good news - they are entrepreneurial and will go far in life. The bad news - I had to send him to the office and act mad; pretend I was not impressed at all.

More bad news - one of the kids had a lighter. What are you doing with a lighter at 11?

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Kile and Elik (twins)

Niamh (pronounced Neev- Gaelic and totally fine except the girl acts like everyone should just know how to say this)



Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Need to catch up...

I have been really bad this week (actually since last week) about posting! I have a bunch of days to catch up on and have decided to make my posts much smaller with one anecdote per class and any tips/learnings that I can share...stay tuned! I plan to catch up on Friday!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Booger appetizer

5th grade class - Kid thinks he is totally invisible and while one student is giving a report presentation, the kid is going to town. In my head, I am thinking, "No way. He is going to rub it under his desk or on his pants, right?" Nope. Apparently, he could not wait to lunch. He decided boogers were the appetizer that would hit the spot. Finally, I had to go by and tap his shoulder (I didn't want to call him out and completely embarrass him), but he acted like I was totally interrupting some precious moment he was sharing with his nasal passage.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Is that platinum?

I subbed in a 6th grade class before the winter break (blog has been back-dated). 6th graders are my favorite - they are at the weird stage and think they are so cool. It is very amusing.

One of the boys raises his hand and asks, "Is your ring silver or platinum?" Which I found strange...why does an 11-year-old know about jewelry or even care for that matter? I told him it was white gold. He asked if I could explain to him how white gold is made during recess. Strange.

Then, during a movie on my second day subbing the same class, I caught a note being passed. Am I a horrible person because I love when I catch notes!?! I think is the the funniest thing! The note was a little disappointing...nothing juicy. A simple, "Do you still like me, like me?" Boring.