Inquiry (2nd edition)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Student: Hey Ms. Mylastname, did you know that there are 201 students in our grade?

Me: (pause to consider it), well, I do now.

Student: How do you know now?

(Also, just in case you wondered, we don't get a Spring Break...)


Anonymous said...

What do you mean, "no spring break"? I am calling B.S. on that!


Pls tell me this wasn't a certain TM either!

Overflowing Brain said...

We get Thursday, Friday, Monday off, which is a good chunk of time, however, mine will be filled to the brim with wedding errands.

And no, definitely not T.M. Oddly enough, it was a student in the same class as the turkey kid.

Anonymous said...

It's 'cause you teach at a private school, so you can still call it "Easter Vacation."

Plus, you got a whole week at Mardi Gras, so that's pretty darn good. Kids up here get a week minus the snow days that they've used. So they might get Good Friday, if they're lucky, this year.

Overflowing Brain said...

It's weird, they don't even call it Easter vacation. The administration does not want us to treat it as vacation at all (I'm serious, they sent us an email explaining it). It's just so that they don't have to hold mass each day.

I would kill for a snow day right now.

Anonymous said...

Hi Katie,

saw the post with the cat video the other day and thought you might also like this one if you haven't seen it

Have you heard anything more about what might be causing the hand/arm weakness?

kim-d said...

BWAHAHAHAHA...I hope you explained to The Student that you know now because of your psychic abilities. OY! Yes, occasionally, I do fear for the future :).

Anonymous said...

I'm so used to my kids being off for Easter break that this whole college thing is strange to me. I just found out they both have classes the week after Easter. Even Steve, and he goes to Catholic U. At least I think he has classes. Maybe he just wants to get back to D.C. as soon as he can because he thinks I'm a pain in the ass? Nah!

Ness said...

They walk amongst us...

My ex, when my daughter's Jeep wouldn't start and the battery checked out fine, took a wrench and smacked the starter and it started. I made arrangements to have it seen by a mechanic but he thinks it's fine. Next time it doesn't start and strands one of the daughters, I hope they read him his pedigree.

And I was married to him for 17 did I survive the stupid portion of him. Ugh!

Take care of yourself!