Monday, January 30, 2012

Oh boy, a group project!

When I was in school, I used to DREAD group projects.  Everyone knows that to get a good grade on a group project, you have to get together after school to work on it.  I HATED this.  I lived on the other side of town and my parents both worked so I could rarely talk my parents into driving me to some kid's house after school.  Besides I usually ended up having to work with the class weirdo since I was a nice girl and got along with anyone, and who wants to spend extra time with him- not me.  And you know that the kid who is absent all the time is ALWAYS the one who ends up in charge of keeping the project, and we would end up having to start over again from the beginning the next day.  

Well, today I assigned a group project to my class, which was to be done in class.  The end of class was coming up and I heard a girl talking with her partner.  Here is how the conversation went:
Girl: So, can we Facebook tonight to talk more about our project?
Partner: Sorry, no FB
Girl: Do you have video chat?  We can do that.
Partner: No, sorry.
Girl: Do you have an ipad? iphone? e-mail?
Partner: No, our internet is broke.
Girl:  Ok, I will just call you then.

I was cracking up during their whole conversation thinking about how much I would have loved having all this technology when I was a kid.  My group could have totally had the BEST projects!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Getting work done...

So when someone tells you that they are "getting work done", don't you think they are getting things cleaned up, straightened out, filling in reports, filing, etc...?  When I had a guest speaker the other day in my class, and I said that I was getting work done, one of the boys in my class got all excited and asked me if  I was getting Botox.  BOTOX?!  I was throwing out lesson plans from 2003, not planning on getting cosmetic surgery!  What 11 year old boy knows about injections anyway?!  UGH! 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

(My students were to create a comic strip about an animal they saw on our boat ride down the river, this kid was clearly impressed by the turtles) 



Monday, January 16, 2012

The Chupacabra of Babysitters

On "The Millionaire Matchmaker" show, Patti Stanger's clients sometimes demand to be set up with someone who has this incredibly long list of requirements that no real person could ever embody.  She calls that person, the "Chupacabra", which is some sort of vampire-like creature that no-one has ever seen (sort of like Bigfoot or the Lochness Monster).  Well, my list of requirements for a baby-sitter would definitely give Patti Stanger the ultimate challenge.  I want a sitter who charges less than 10 dollars an hour.  One who can drive themselves home at the end of the night, so I don't have to wake up my kid to drive her home.  One who will not park my kid in front of the tv, but will actually play with her!  Last, one who can stay out past 9 on a school night.  What do you look for in a sitter?

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy Blogiversary to Me

WoW!  It is my 2 year anniversary of writing this blog!  The biggest surprise for me in all this time, is that I never seem to run out of things to blog about!
To celebrate my blogiversary (am I even coming close to spelling that word right?!), I wanted to share my top 5 favorite posts.  Enjoy!
Flip Flops and Winter Coats
Seashell Craft Ideas
6 word Saturday

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