9/30/10

The rain would have been number SIX.

Top five reasons the teacher is going to the “candy” store tonight.



5. When Gary put his finished breakfast garbage into its paper bag , the orange juice he neglected to drink spilled out like it was running out of a spigot full blast. He managed to soak the carpet, the class’s completed dot-to-dot morning work, Angela AND Frank. School hadn’t even officially begun.


4. When I was putting a few of the completed leaf print journals on the drying rack, I managed to dodge Frank’s flying miniature skateboard as it flew across the room in front of me. I had two HUGE green leaf prints across the front of my tee shirt ALL DAY LONG; right on my boobs. The most disturbing part of that? No one on the staff noticed, or thought it was out of the ordinary.


3. The child who is the neediest of all the children in the room, left school today rambling about how all we ever do is PLAY; play, play, play! “It’s ridikulus!” She said. Did I remind her about our literacy centers, the listening center, the phonics center, Starfall phonics computer game, Calendar Math, math centers, math groups, sorting and the math GAME we play every day? EVERY DAY? No. I gave her a hug and sent her on her way.


2. Carl came to school wearing his Flash Gordon Halloween Costume. While I DID laugh out loud when I saw him, and most of the morning, the fact that “Flash Gordon doesn’t HAVE to follow the kindergarten rules” prohibited me from enjoying this new daywear properly. Frankly, I have a Flash Gordon headache.


1. When I went into the kindergarten bathroom in our classroom after school to turn off the lights, I found a cryptic message written in a brown substance all over the outside of the toilet bowl.


It wasn’t paint.




Now pass the super-juice. I have a throbbing headache.

33 comments:

Losing Brownies said...

Let me be the first to buy you a drink. That is a rough day indeed.

Brenda Susan said...

Super heroes DO NOT save the day in a class room...ever!
Drink up!

Brian Miller said...

i need to get me one of those suits...


rain...ack...need to see the sky again...power just came back on thank goodness...

SkylersDad said...

Double up on your candy and have a better tomorrow!

Bodaciousboomer said...

I am SO happy I don't have young ones anymore.

jessica said...

i had a rough day too!! is it a full moon or something?? they were crazier today than the first week of school!! i will surely meet you in heaven. or wherever it is that teachers who don't kill go!!

Steven Anthony said...

and here I thought my day was tough...lol....have a big ole drink on me sista;)

Gigi said...

Without a doubt you deserve a double - nay - a triple!

Joanie M said...

I'm with Gigi on this.

Cheryl D. said...

Enjoy you--ahem--candy!

Tomorrow is Friday! Yay!

Whitney said...

I think the brown cryptic message would be the topper for me. Disgusting! And isn't it amazing all the things you can do for students and they won't notice it at all (like all of your centers, for example.)

jwg said...

I teach adults and our 4 hour class only lasted three tonight because everyone was cranky, someone cried, the humidity was 500%, people kept putting their heads down on the table, and everyone was afraid of the promised thunderstorms. I don't know who was happiest about my admiting defeat and letting them out early. I think it was me. Anyhow, is it just my imagnation or do you really have particularly unique group this year?

Cheeseboy said...

Been there. The brown stuff is everywhere.

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As Cape Cod Turns said...

That was quite a day.

Poor you. xoxo

FRANNIE said...

I gotta give you props chica cuz I could NEVER be a teacher, never mind a kindergarten teacher.

Bottoms Up!

Gaston Studio said...

Ohhhhhh, double yuk!!! That's not a day I'd want to repeat.

jennerilizations said...

If your needy kid wants to come to my job, he can work/work/work and I can play/play/play.

jennerilizations said...

If your needy kid wants to come to my job, he can work/work/work and I can play/play/play.

CSY said...

LOVE the Flash Gordon outfit! SO glad I'm not a teacher! You're AWESOME and you ROCK!!! I'm lifting a drink for you...well, I will tonight - since I'm at work and all right now...

Kirsten D. said...

Oh lord, talk about a rough day. That "candy" is much needed! On the bright side -- it's the weekend! Rest up, and hopefully the kids won't be quite so, ah, crazy come Monday morning.

P.S. Hooray, your writings on theater and writing much missed!