Thursday, May 15, 2008

My Other Home

Some days I feel like I live right here:

Doing things like this:

13 more school days until summer. While the anticipation is thrilling, insanity prevails amongst the students .

Three Conversations I'm Tired of Concealing My True Thoughts from:
Student: We should go outside today.
Me: Not today. Besides, it is always so loud outside from the cars. And the gym classes have taken up all the fields.
Student: It's soooo nice outside! We should. We could read outside!
What I secretly think: Yes, because when I said "No" and told you why we couldn't go outside, I didn't really mean it. It was a ploy to get you to nag at me and annoy me while I attempted to start class/keep your classmates from damaging property. Because I TOTALLY love when you do that.

Student: So, my grade isn't looking too good and graduation is in three weeks.
What I Secretly Think: Please tell me you don't actually believe there is anything you can do about that now.
Me: *blink, blink*
Student: So, can I talk to you about my grade?
Me: I'm sorry, I didn't know you were still attending my class.
Student: I know, my attendance has gotten kind of bad. Senioritis. Heh heh heh.
What I Secretly Think: Did you mean laziness? Because it seems that this isn't an excuse, either. Though I do see you as the type that has weasled themselves out of trouble so many times they actually think graduation is still a reality. Unfortunately for you, there actually ARE consequences for your repetitive stupid decisions to skip my class.
Me: *blink, blink*

Student: When does school get out?
Me: June 5th
Student: I'm not coming after Memorial Day.
What I Secretly Think: Great parents you've got there. Glad they've really engrained that whole good-work-ethic/value-of-education philosophy in you!
Me: 'Syour grade.


Monkey Fingers and Toes said...

I love it. Wouldn't it be nice if we could say what we wanted when we wanted to. Thanks for making my day.

silvernic said...

You rule!

Heidi said...

People just amaze me sometimes. I find it hard to work and be around people that do not have the same work ethic that I was raised with. To me it just seems normal and courteous.

Jen said...

Ha. Hahahahahaha. Fantastic.

Alice said...

But Miss Rookie can't we just go outside? Pahleeese?!

Those darn kids. It is almost over kid, it's almost over.

Fun too see pictures of your classroom too.

Kimmy said...

I love hearing about your work. It's so fun to see high school from the perspective of a teacher. I had senioritis really bad my last month of school. (I didn't stop going, I just wanted to.) Good luck with your last couple of weeks!

Adele said...