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Thursday, March 12, 2009

In case you're wondering why I didn't blog yesterday, the answer is because all I can think to write right now goes something like this:

I have a cold that won't move on from my throat. I hate the new time change. I'm tired of school. I'm tired of work.

LatHer. Rinse. Repeat.

You can see how difficult it was for me to toss that post in the trash. Profound though it was.

Today is not going a whole lot better, so I'm just going to pass on a new nugget of wonder from work. If these stories don't indicated that I am CLEARLY the best teacher of all time, I honestly don't know what will.

(And I swear, I am not making this crap up. I'm so not that creative.)

Me: At the end of the period, we'll watch a little of the movie Marie Antoinette as a preview to next class' topic.

Student: Is that the movie about the girl?

Me: Can you be more specific?

Student: You know, the one who is blind and deaf?

Me: Yea. Helen Keller's real name was Marie Antoinette.

Student: Really? How did she get that nickname?

And I kid you not, the child was honestly CONFUSED when Marie Antoinette heard and spoke to someone in the movie. You know, what with her deafness and all. And I definitely did not make fun of her for it. Because THAT would be unkind.

Or so easy that it's not even fun.


Anonymous said...

I think it might be one of those days for teachers... I just blogged a sort-of similar story.

And yesterday? I told a kid that when I put together the new seating plan, I wished I could put his desk permanently out in the hallway.

I am so glad that spring break is next week!

Anonymous said...

SECOND POST!!! SECOND POST!!! SECOND POST!!! And it's "lather, rinse, repeat," not "later." Aren't you so glad you coerced me into responding? I'm awesome.

Tony Danza is the boss :)

Sue G said...

I can see why you call him Slappy. He must get hit a lot.

Everyone knows Marie Antoinette was the lady who loved cake. Wasn't her middle name Hostess?

(The best part of Spring Break is knowing that Summer break is only weeks away. Ah, yes, I remember it well.)

Daisy, Just Daisy said...

I'm pretty sure that Helen Keller had a fish named Nemo. He lived in a whale.

Dysfunction Junction: said...

I speak whale...

joanne said...

It seems that s lot of us are stuck in the lather-rinse-repeat cycle...gah..I hope it moves on soon. j)