HAPPY TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY!
I hereby declare today Teacher Appreciation day. I'm a teacher and I appreciate things! I also like to be appreciated, dang it! So here, here! Teacher appreciation day it is!
In honor of teacher appreciation day, I wore heels and red lipstick to school. Wow! Aren't I a rebel? Then I took really crappily taken photos of myself trying to use the tv monitor as a stand. THEN I realized why I will never ever ever be a fashion blogger. Like ever.
In honor of teacher appreciation day I treated myself to an ice cold diet coke. It tasted like manna from the heavens going down my throat. Oh, wait. I do that every day.
Also in honor of teacher appreciation day, I let my students wear their pajamas to school and lay on the floor and read all class period. Wait. This was actually last week, but does it really matter how/when/why/where this all took place?
FINE. You people sure are pushy, you know. I will tell you how this whole reading pajama fiasco came to be. Although from here on out I will refer to it as the Greatest, Grandest, Hippest Read-A-Thon On Earth. You have been warned.
A few weeks ago in class we were discussing good old Holden Caulfield from Catcher in the Rye and how he drops out of school even though he is brilliant. This led us to a discussion of things that kill our natural love of learning: too much homework, pressures, classroom enviornment, boredom, etc.
A girl chimed in, "Whatever happened to read a thons?! I liked learning in elementary school because we did fun things. Reading wasn't at a desk and it wasn't hard and stressful... we got to read under our desks and eat food and wear our pjs."
I pondered the idea for about a week, silently mulling over the possibilities. Could I really let my students do nothing all period but read? Would this really fly?
I decided What the Hey and I gave it a go. "Wear your pjs tomorrow folks, we're having the Greatest, Grandest, Hippest Read-A-Thon On Earth!" They rolled their eyes at me and gave me looks that said they were too cool for my lame, old school slang. But they showed up the next day with pillows and snacks, sleepers and books, sodas and blankets.
The Greatest, Grandest, Hippest Read-A-Thon On Earth worked like a freaking charm.
There's a teacher somewhere in the mix of those ruffians. Can you find her?
Also, so you can all feel sorry for me, the above picture is exactly HALF of my fourth period class. There are 20 kids in the picture, 40 kids in the class. CURSE YE, UTAH CLASS SIZES!
P.S. I am trying out different photo editing programs. Can you guess what picture was edited? I suppose you could say I ain't no good at it... but it's a work in process, people. Anybody want to do a guest post on my blog about how to edit photos? The Bon Bon needs some help. And yes, I just referred to myself as The Bon Bon. Time for bed.
P.P.S. The answers from the post on Monday: The top four things that couples fight about in order are: 1. Money 2. Family (Kids and in-laws) 3. Sex and 4. Responsibilities/ chores around the house. Y'all are too smart.