Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Me: "Looks like you copied."
Student: "I'm pretty sure I didn't?" Really said with a question mark.
Me: "Pretty sure?"

Student: “I wrote my schedule on my hand, but my sister’s hamster tried to bite science off this morning.”

I'm about to read Tina Fey's Bossypants, and I've already laughed and sent a funny text before opening the book. Can't wait.

Friday, January 06, 2012

Nothing like having a good cry while taking a bubble bath.

1) Zach and Em went to Disneyland and let us keep Toby for the whole week. I have been so excited to leave work and head straight to my parents' to play with my Toby mister. The crying started when I thought about how Toby has to go home tomorrow.

2) Best. Parents. Ever. I would have cried about this earlier, but I was busy riding the train at the mall with Toby. (Shout out to the exfoliating kiosk guy for trying to hit on me while I was briskly walking past with Toby on my hip: Thanks, you made me smile.)

3) Sometimes I cannot make my brain stop rehashing every detail about my school day. While boohooing (in a good way) in the tub, I remembered:
Me: "Guys, you are pros at this, absolute pros. Keep it up!"
7th grade boy in all seriousness: "Why wouldn't we be? You're our teacher."

4) I have a really really tough girl this year. She has aspergers and is incredibly stubborn. One of my adorable little 7th grade girls came and told me today that yesterday after school, she invited this girl to the library so that they could study together for today's test. I have never come so close to hugging and lifting a student off the ground for being so amazing.