Friday, December 6, 2013

On familiar faces

One of the things I most look forward to every week is Friday afternoons. Not only because it signals the weekend, but because I know that my room will welcome at least a handful of my former students. I have such a great time catching up with them, and even just hanging back and silently observing, laughing to myself at the funny things they say and do. I know that as they get older and become more independent, making friends with older kids who have cars and then eventually driving themselves, their visits may become fewer or even stop altogether. So for now, I'll cherish the time they are willing to spend with me. 😃

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Sh!t My Kids Say

R (an extremely avid reader), to three of his (male) friends, "We're going to start a book club.  Have you guys read Twilight?  We're all going to read Twilight." And then he distributed copies of Twilight from my bookshelf to his friends.

Maybe it's only funny to me, but I think this kid is absolutely hilarious.

Monday, December 2, 2013

On the past...

One of my students bought an old copy of LIFE magazine featuring Anne Frank (we happen to be reading The Diary of Anne Frank right now). The article was really interesting, but what was more interesting were the ads from back when cigarettes didn't have Surgeon Generals Warnings. And, oh yeah, we needed to teach our "chubby girls" that they better have a good personality to fall back on!