Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Vote for MEEEEE!!!

So, I am getting married :)

Lettuce and I are jumping the broom this May after I graduate. I am very excited, even though it's a bit rushed. We entered this contest on Crate & Barrel and I'm very excited. I know I have a snowball's chance in heck of winning, but what the hey-vote for us!

http://www.ultimateweddingcontest.com/entries?sort=time#29344

Thanks, ya'll!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sigh

The drama never ends when you are student teaching.

I am not a perfect person. I am far from it. And, I am not a real teacher yet-I'm still a college student.

Today I was teaching a spelling lesson and I made a mistake.

[My CT introduces spelling words by first giving the students the word pattern for the week, then letting them know the number of letters in the spelling word, and giving students the definition of the word. It gets their little brains going.]

The word was "quarreled" and I mean to say the word meant "argued" but I accidentally said quarreled. Big freakin' deal. I told the kids, "Whoops! I accidentally gave you the word. The final word is quarrel." I was getting ready to move on when this kid says, under his breath:

"Great job, Dum-dum."

Okay, I like "Night at the Museum" as much as the next person but that was just plain disrespectful. I turned and asked who the perp was. All his peers ratted him out. I wanted to laugh for a sec. The truth is, these kids are smart. They know when they go too far. I gave him a check and he'll be walking at least one lap for me tomorrow during recess. I am also going to send his parents a note.

I have a pet peeve about disrespectful kids. Am I going too far? Is the lap enough? If it were my kid, I'd want to know....

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