I was awakened this morning by a phone call from a principal where I interviewed Friday. She offered me a job teaching science and social studies for 8th grade at a more local middle school. I have to take my Praxis II for middle school social studies but that’ll be easy. The craziest thing? I didn’t even apply for…
So here’s a relatively recent conversation with my 12-year-old niece who is obsessed with Panic! At the Disco.
It’s about time for state testing.
Surprised I got a picture since I wasn’t looking.
Do you ever get all swollen with pride when you’re grading projects?
Had the kids doing posters on cellular respiration and photosynthesis.
Even better when I can bribe a student with Combos to do it.
5 teachers out. I have a kid in every chair and one sitting in my rolling chair. We ain’t getting shit done today so it’s time for The Dark Crystal.
My favorite part of lesson planning is putting the wrong answers on multiple choice questions
I’m a teacher. I had to deal with lockdown this morning.
Middle school update:
Today is a teacher workday and I’m in a classroom that may or may not become mine within the next few hours. They don’t know exactly where they want to put me and I don’t even have a roster for the class that starts tomorrow. Gotta love overcrowded, underfunded school systems. I spent two weeks in seventh grade doing…
So my wife’s Passat has a memory driver seat and it seems to have a mind of its own. It will randomly change positions - sometimes while she’s driving. That’s a safety issue. Can any VW people find for me the right fuse or relay to pull to kill power to the seat adjusters?
This happened in the next town over. I find it hilarious and kind of sad. Safety image of the fleet at home.
This was the second week in total that we’ve been able to go to school for five days in a row. First quarter is almost done. Seriously. We’ve missed over a week for hurricane BS - because Florence was a big threat and Michael knocked out power to half the district.
Last week I told you about having to put Scooter Duder down.
Goodbye, Scooter of the Duder. I’m gonna miss you.
What do you do if you feel a rumble of gas in class? I’m considering crop-dusting the little psychopath I mentioned the other day, because these feel like they won’t be noisy.
5 Takeaways from 2 weeks in a 4th grade classroom full time: