Thursday, December 18, 2008

Bah Humbug to you too!

Here's a little background for my rant. My campus and another campus are going to become one school. They are building a new school for us. Currently school B is in our backyard in portables. We operate as 2 campuses for now, but do some things together trying to get us all to mingle and get to know each other.

So school B was having its Christmas program yesterday morning. They asked my friend and I to play with some of their staff in a small concert. (We play clarinet.) So we agreed and practiced a few times after school. Their program started at 9:30 - my prep time. We played at our time and went back to class. School B's teachers were nice and appreciated us playing with them.

Today my principal comes up to me and said she heard about us playing with school B yesterday. I'm thinking she's going to compliment us for doing that. Boy, I was wrong.

Principal: Who approved that?

What? Who approved it?! Really?

Me: Well, no one I guess. It was my conference time and I didn't miss any classes yesterday.

Principal: That was a really long program. Longer than a conference period.

Me: Yes, but we left right after we played. We only were in there for part of the program.

Principal: Well, I guess if it was your conference time.

No, how nice of you to work together with school B. You gave up your time after school to practice. Good job playing. Nothing. Just rude, sarcastic remarks. For the record, my friend also got in trouble. She was asked why we didn't play for our program - no one asked us to. Principal also told her not to let this happen again. It never occurred to us we'd actually be reprimanded for playing music in school B's program.

Didn't that just make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside? Put you in the Christmas spirit? No? Me either.

Lookin' Good

One of my kindergarten students cracked me up yesterday! I picked them up and he's also a big chatterbox. So as he's bouncing around me he blurts out, "Mrs. Z you look good, you look reeeeeeeeeaaal good!" Ah, what a boost for my self-esteem! I just knew I was styling in my Christmas tree shirt!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Are you serious?!

Since my job is funded by a grant, I have extra people coming in and out to see what I'm up to. No big deal, I'm doing my job. Except the person coming from outside my school is getting on my last nerve. She makes a big production coming in, "You door is sooo loud! I need to bring some WD-40!" Then she sits down. For about 30 seconds. Then she wants on my computer. So that means I have to shut down anything I was working on and hadn't saved. Then she may want to print. So I have to stop to do that. Have I mentioned each group is only at my table for 15-30 minutes? Then they switch with the kids on the computers, so she's wasting a good bit of their time. If she'd come in quietly, it'd be nice! And my last peeve about her coming? So far she's visited me on Halloween, Election Day, the day we got out for Thanksgiving, and today (the day before the Christmas program and last week before Thanksgiving.) The only legal observation day of any of those - Election Day. I guess I'll see her on Valentine's Day next! Hope she's enjoyed how I've tied the holiday into our lesson!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I'll just put my head in my backpack

I told her she couldn't play the quiet game - she showed me!

I feel like doing this some days!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Interesting Signs

This first sign my hubby and I saw hanging on a gas station door on our way to my mom's one day. I loved it! I was too embarrassed to take the picture with everyone going in and out, so hubby took it for me. We need this on the school door!

This one isn't actually a sign, but a product I saw while Early Bird shopping in Nebraska. I've never seen this in Texas!

I saw this sign in a Whataburger the other day and had to take a picture! I think someone needs to go back to school!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

7 Random Facts

I got tagged by Angela to share seven random facts about myself, then tag 7 other bloggers to do the same. I got a little picture happy, sorry!

1. I have to keep score when I go to a baseball game. I go crazy just sitting! And my favorite team is the Dodgers - my dad's was the Giants.

2. I love crazy road trips! I have to stop to see strange things along the way - makes life interesting! (This pic is from my girls trip this summer - we stayed in a teepee motel!)

3. I'm an only child. I also have a foster sister who is 16 years older than me. (Here we are - my hubby, my mom, foster sis' hubby, foster sis, and me.)

4. I'm not a neat person. Unfortunately, neither is my husband. So we have a mad cleaning marathon when people are coming! (We're not dirty people though - I do clean, we're just cluttery! Oh and this isn't my house - it isn't clean - just a random pic I found.)

5. I enjoy taking pictures. I know I'm not great, but I like doing it!

6. I've lived in 5 states - Nebraska, Montana, Minnesota, California, and Texas.

7. I am way too slow at blogging about myself! I've been working on this post for about 2 hours!

Okay, now to spread the misery.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Sad Thanksgiving

I've been gone for awhile. My grandma passed away 2 days before Thanksgiving. It was a sad holiday. I miss her so much. Grandma loved coming up to school and visiting my kids.

Most of my kids at school didn't know why I had been gone, but one made my day. She came up and hugged me and said, "We missed you Mrs. Z. I'm sorry about your grandma." So sweet and grown-up of her and she's in 2nd grade.

I saw I was tagged and I promise I'll do it very soon.

Friday, November 21, 2008


I love it.

Sleepy Boy comes in this morning all excited, "Mrs. Z - I'm getting bracelets on my teeth!"
"You mean braces."
"No, bracelets."
The other kids can't wait to see the bracelets on Sleepy's teeth!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Testing Robots

Last week I was testing all the kiddos I see. This gets pretty boring at times, but one of my kindergartners (we'll call him Robot - you'll see why) entertained me this time! The first part of the test is the student pointing to pictures that make the sound I ask for and then telling me the sound a picture starts with. So his testing went something like this:

Me: Robot, what picture starts with /s/?
Robot: Points to a snake. (I'm thinking, oh good! He's getting it!)
Me: What picture begins with /n/?
Robot: Gives me his million dollar smile and shrugs. Same thing for the next one.
Me: Ok, what sound does fruits begin with?
Robot: Acts out eating fruit.
I'm trying not to laugh and go through the pointing part again, with more smiling and shrugging from Robot.
Me: What sound does card begin with (he has a picture of the card in front of him)?
Robot: Vroom-vroom!
Ok, this is getting harder not to laugh! And he continues the car sounds through the next pointing part.
Me: What sound does robot begin with?
Robot: (Picture this - he makes stiff robot arms) Robot, robot (while moving like a robot and talking in this strange robot voice) Robot, robot!
Oh my, I'm dying!! I can't laugh out loud at this poor baby!
Me: One second Robot.
I walk outside my room where I can giggle for a sec!
Ok, back to the test. Well, the interesting part that is. I say a word and they have to tell me the sounds in the word, or stretch it apart. So man would be m - a - n.
Me: Tell me the sounds in sold.
Robot: Sold
We obviously need some work here.
Me: Tell me the sounds in done.
Robot: (In the robot voice again) I - AM - DONE.
I love it! Best test ever!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

God has many rules!

Tonight I was teaching kindergarten at my church. We learned about the 2 most important rules or commandments. I called them all up at the end of class and one girl told me, "God has many rules!"

Back at school my kindergarteners were learning the sound for m. We sang songs and talked about the sound. Then we were naming things in the m book that started with /m/. They saw a picture and said "cup!" I reminded them that it started with /m/ so one boy said "mmmmmmmmmmmcup!" Good try kid!

I had another story, but have no idea what is was. Oh well, maybe I'll remember sometime!

Monday, October 20, 2008

I know you are, but what am I?

Lunch duty - we all know how much I love it! Today I stopped a food fight between a few 2nd graders before it got out of hand. Apparently, I really ticked off one of the kids. He got in line to go back to class and told everyone I was a "big fat ugly!" Man, I thought I was looking pretty good today!

Our school also held a mock election today. One of my kindergartners came out and told me, "I changed my vote from Obama to McCain." He looked so serious, I just had to ask more.
"What made you change your mind?"
"I didn't. I just voted McCain. But my mom is voting Obama, so so I guess next time I have to vote Obama."
"Well, you only vote one time in an election."
"Oh. Then I just voted McCain."
All righty then!

Monday, October 13, 2008

What Could I Have Done with 3 Hours?

I have 3 hours to sit at school and wait for parents to drop by. This went so well earlier in the year, with my 1 parent visiting. Anyone want to guess how many I'll be seeing? In THREE HOURS!!! AFTER SCHOOL. I really just want to go home, take a nap, go to the gym, and watch the Dodger game! Yes, I'm whiny! I'll have been here for almost 11 hours today! That is way too long.

Ok, enough whining. How about a cute story? While on bus duty after school we had a child come up to tattle. "M said a cuss word, the h-a-t word!" We just looked at him and told him that's hat! Any idea what that was supposed to be?!

Alright, laugh at me now.
I'm going to share where I'm going this weekend. To see them in concert and I'm SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited!!!!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Lunch Duty

This year I have 55 looooooong minutes of lunch duty. Because I have nothing better to do with my time - you know, like teach children to read. Anyway, I'm in the cafeteria during kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade lunches.

Yesterday they had pears for lunch. Sounds like a safe fruit, right? WRONG! Very few even knew what a pear was, much less how to eat it! One of my kiddos from last year, who happens to be in kindergarten again this year, was going at the pear with his spork like it had hurt him. There were pieces of pear flying all around - across the table, over kids heads, and on the floor. I went to talk to him about how to eat a pear. He looks up at me. There is pear in his eyelashes! I about cracked up!! I told him how to eat a pear - just like an apple, and he smiled. And then I realized he didn't have any front teeth. I had to stick around to see what he did. He did try to bite it using the side of his mouth. Poor guy got frustrated and told his teacher he couldn't eat this thing. She suggests he eat his other food. He was too determined! Back to gnawing on it he went! He also apparently didn't like the skin and would spit that part out on his tray. I'm not sure how much he ate that day. . .

Today was a crazy day in the cafeteria. After repeatedly telling one stubborn child to sit down, stop yelling, and turn around he decided to yell at me. He told me he wasn't turned around and yelling. Yeah, must have been my imagination, I'm sure. I moved him to the end of the table for arguing with me. So then he throws his tray on the floor and storms out of the cafeteria yelling something about hating me. I'm not real sure where he thought he was going, but lucky for him he ran into the principal.

When I got done with that child, I came back to the cafeteria. One of my 2nd graders was looking for me. I'd been teasing her yesterday about stealing star crunch snack, so she brought me one today. I told her I couldn't take her food and she said that she brought 2 - one for me and one for her! Aww, I needed that! How sweet! She made my day!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

I'm back!

So I'm finally back at school. Teachers and staff came today and Monday students will come. We'll see how many make it back and how many new ones we get that are displaced. I found out that 3 teachers lost windows in their classrooms. Guess who was one of the lucky ones? Came in to find papers blown around, some warped books, and water damaged notebooks. Oh - and sand in pocket charts and other random places! It could have been much worse, so I'm very thankful! I should be cleaning though! I took a couple of pictures - my desk cracked me up! I had been so proud of how neat it was!

One of my favorite books are curled up now! I have several books that look like this!
Now let's just hope we have a normal rest of the year. The kids have missed 14 days already! We should be getting ready for 6 week report cards, but have only had 10 days of school!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hurricanes - Ugh!

Hey everyone! I've been gone for about a week now. I went with my mom to visit my grandma in Nebraska since she isn't doing well. The day after I left, my city was evacuated for hurricane Ike. We're still not allowed to go home. So I'm staying at my mom's with my husband, my 2 cats, my 2 dogs, my friend, her cat, and my mom's 2 dogs! I don't have much time to myself!! I've heard our house is fine, just lots of debris to clean up. My husband is actually driving there now to empty out the fridge and come back. They said we should have power by October 6th I think it was. We have sewer back. Our water has to be boiled and it also has a large salt content in it because of the storm surge. School is cancelled indefinitely. I haven't heard how my campus is yet, but there are disaster recovery teams checking them out now. We've already missed 2 days for Gustav. As of Friday, we'll have missed 9 days of school and only gone 10 days! What a crazy start to the year!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

I'm 7!

The other morning I was in the cafeteria as the kids came in for breakfast. One little girl came in all excited and said, "Mrs. Z! I'm 7 today!!"
"Oh, is it your birthday?!" I asked.
"No." I got a look like what are you thinking?! And she was gone.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Back to School Meme

Saw this on But Wait! There's More's blog and decided to steal it!

Back to School Numbers Meme
Back To School MemeCompleted in Reference to (Self or Child): Self
1. Number of years teaching or your eldest child has been in school (k through college) ? 8.5
2. Amount approximately spent on Back to School Items so far including clothes? $100.00 on school stuff and I plead the 5th on clothes!
3. Number of Days until school starts in your area (+ or - if it’s started)? 1 - actually more like 17 hours!

4. Approximate distance school is from your house? 7.45 miles
5. Amount of time it will take you or your child to get to school from your house by car or bus? 15-20 minutes depending on traffic and trains - trains could put me over!
6. The actual or approximate number of students in the class you teach or your oldest child’s class? about 45 throughout the day
7. The number of classes in your grade or your oldest child’s grade level? I work with 4 grades, so I'm not sure - maybe 240 or so?

8. The price to buy a full student lunch at school? $1.50 last year, but they haven't updated it on the website for this year!
9. Number of schools in your district? 35

10. Early dismissal days already built into the calendar? 2, but the last day is one too and it isn't listed

11. Price paid for the most expensive back to school item so far? $7 for Sharpie pens
12. Time school day ends? 3:25 for students
According to the rules, I now need to tag as many sites as my lowest number. So I'd like to tag this teacher: John Deer Mom!

Friday, August 22, 2008

back to school

So it's that time of year again. We've had a week of getting ready for school to start. We had one great training on writing. Two days of pointless inservice. And two days to get our rooms ready. This is going to be an interesting year on my campus. Our district is building new schools and combining some schools. My campus is combining with "M" school on their old property. So this year M school is on our backyard in portable city. Over 500 students, grades PK-5. I'm glad I'm not out there. We're operating as separate campuses until we actually move into the new building. We do have to share our gym and let pk and k eat in our cafeteria. We have lots of lost parents and many more workers wandering our halls looking for M. Not sure how you didn't notice all the portables!

I plugged in my fridge Wednesday and went to a meeting. Came back and smelled some sort of electrical burn scent. Discovered my fridge wasn't working. I was smart enough to test the plug and discover I had a whole wall of outlets not working. The teacher next door doesn't have power in one outlet on our shared wall. I looked outside and saw all sorts of wires sticking out of the roof. That doesn't look safe at all! I'm guessing they tapped into our power to run some portables outside my room and overloaded it. That's my expert electrical analysis! So for now I have plugged a few extension cords into each other and ran them all around my room just so I can have my fridge! Doesn't that look nice? It's a cell phone pic - sorry about the quality!

I do have one major complaint this year. I have lunch duty. For 55 minutes. That means I lose all that instruction time! And there were already 8 people on duty at the same time with me for about 100 kids. That hour will cost me 4 groups - 16 kids. I pack my schedule and don't have any time for this! Wouldn't my time be better spent trying to get kids to read?! Those 16 kids I'm cutting are losing out on their small group time that is focused on their weaknesses. It just frustrates me. I guess that I'll save time writing lesson plans and prepping for them - whoop-ti-do.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Teachers and Guns?

I found this article below today on yahoo. I was pretty shocked.

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Texas school district will let teachers bring guns to class this fall, the district's superintendent said on Friday, in what experts said appeared to be a first in the United States. The board of the small rural Harrold Independent School District unanimously approved the plan and parents have not objected, said the district's superintendent, David Thweatt.School experts backed Thweatt's claim that Harrold, a system of about 110 students 150 miles northwest of Fort Worth, may be the first to let teachers bring guns to the classroom.Thweatt said it is a matter of safety."We have a lock-down situation, we have cameras, but the question we had to answer is, 'What if somebody gets in? What are we going to do?" he said. "It's just common sense."Teachers who wish to bring guns will have to be certified to carry a concealed handgun in Texas and get crisis training and permission from school officials, he said.Recent school shootings in the United States have prompted some calls for school officials to allow students and teachers to carry legally concealed weapons into classrooms.The U.S. Congress once barred guns at schools nationwide, but the U.S. Supreme Court struck the law down, although state and local communities could adopt their own laws. Texas bars guns at schools without the school's permission.(Reporting by Jim Forsyth in San Antonio; writing by Bruce Nichols in Houston, editing by Vicki Allen)

Personally, I would never do this. There are way too many things that could go wrong here. What if a student gets ahold of your gun and hurts or kills someone? Even if they were just curious about it and took it to look at, something could easily go wrong. Not to mention if a student was mad at someone and took it. I don't want that responsibility. I have a hard enough time keeping up with my keys - no way I want to hold onto a gun all day. There is no way I trust some of the other teachers with guns either! That is a very scary thought! I'm also very sad that this is even an issue in our schools. I realize things happen in schools, but I like to think my kiddos and I are safe when we're at school.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Since it is my summer break and I don't have any funny stories to share, I thought I'd share this link.

It is my grant I wrote to get some neat take-home backpacks filled with books and fun activities for my students. If you have a few extra dollars laying around, here's a great place to put them! Or if you know anyone who'd like to contribute you can pass the link along!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

paper backpacks

I'm making paper bag backpacks with my kiddos. It's been . . umm. . . interesting. I love seeing who can follow directions and catch on and who can't! So here we are with 3rd grade making our bags. This step is where the cut slits on the line I drew. On the outside of the bag. And, yes, I showed them how to pinch the bag to do this. Below is Wild One's attempt at cutting slits!

He did get it eventually! This is the back of his bag.
Just in case you couldn't read Wild One's words - here it is. And if you wondered why I called him Wild One. I must say it is a great description of him!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Glasses & Singing

Part of my job is to stand in the hallway in the mornings monitoring students on the way to class. I hear some interesting conversations down there sometimes! This morning, Blinky (you'll understand in a minute) came out from eating breakfast. Blinky is a 2nd year 1st grader. He hugged me and the counselor and then asked her if he could have her glasses! She wears reading glasses - kinda old lady looking ones. She asked why he wants them and this is his response (I love it!) - "Because when I blink 11 times like this (oh yes, he showed us) my eyes get kinda blurry and I can't see right." Oh my! I had to turn away! I'm thinking he shouldn't blink so much at one time and he'd be ok!!

And my sweet story of the day. 5th grade is having their graduation program so I popped in for a minute. I love listening to them sing. They sang "Keep the Dream Alive" and had 3 soloists. One girl was doing an awesome job. Really into it with soul and everything when the song got to her and she started crying. She kept right on singing though. She did great and got a standing ovation.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Awards Day

Oh the excitement! Yesterday was kindergarten's day (where I had to be one of the k teachers - ack!) and today was 1st and 2nd grade's day. Chatterbox was all over the place - couldn't stay in his seat at all! His teacher and I both were constantly telling him to sit down, quit jumping, stop talking. It was almost time for the big song. All eyes are on the music teacher. Well, not Chatterbox's eyes. Just as they're about to stand he turns to his teacher and says, "Mrs. B, I have rabies." Then he turned around and started singing and dancing. His teacher turns to me and says, "that's what wrong!" I'm so glad everyone was singing because I was laughing so hard!!

Back to yesterday - I was in kindergarten all day (why hire a sub when you have a reading interventionist - I must have nothing to do). Anyway, two girls got in an argument and the kids told me one called the other a fat b!tch. So I called her out in the hall to talk. She is crying and saying she didn't say that b word. So I asked her what she did say. "I called her a fat chick!" And you know, with her little accent, I can hear how the kids thought she said that b word! Now, my other little girl did call someone a f*cking hoe bag. Nice.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Awww, shucks

Look at this cute award John Deer Mom gave me!! I'm excited - my first award!! Ok, ok, she actually gave it to me last week. But since I'm new to this, I needed more time to learn how to make links and all that good stuff. So let's see if I figure it out!

So, here are 10 blogs I love, in no particular order (or how about alphabetical - I am a teacher).

But Wait! There's More. . .
Chocolate for Teachers
Have a Gneiss Day
Its Not All Flowers and Sausages
Momma of a Whole Lotta Drama
Ms. M's Apples

Tense Teacher
This Teaching Life
An Uncertain Path to Pregnancy

Jello Shots

Here's a great lesson I recently learned from a 7 year old. What exactly is a jello shot? It's jello mixed with medicine that makes you sleepy. And yes, this first grader had jello shots.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

My classroom & the bitch

So yesterday I was testing 3rd graders that I don't normally see (that means they aren't struggling in reading). I enjoy listening to them and seeing how they're doing. One boy, let's just call him Brainy, came in yesterday. He's interesting - very smart, usually quiet, and has a monotone speaking voice. Brainy walks in, looks around, and says, "Nice room you've got here." I did really good and didn't crack up. He sounded so adult!

During my 2nd grade group (back to my strugglers), we came across one of those words that is just bad if you happen to pick the wrong vowel sound. Chatterbox was reading along (doing a great job) and then came this sentence. He read, "He pushed the float back near the bitch." Instantly his hand went over his mouth and everyone looked at me. Chatterbox's eyes were huge. I just told him to look at the vowels and try it again. Thankfully he read, "He pushed the float back near the beach." Whew! Poor person on the float being pushed toward a bitch instead of the beach! He-he.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Today my laughs came from 2nd grade. One of my boys, we'll call him Chatterbox, was very excited when I picked him up for class. He was almost skipping down the hall. Then he suddenly stopped and turned to me while holding up the legs of his pants. "Mrs. Z, you like my socks?!"

I'm expecting some design of Superman or some other character. Or maybe just a cool design. Or something. Nope, they look like plain ole black socks to me. Now I'm confused. Am I missing something special on these socks? Finally I ask. "Chatterbox, are they black socks?"


"Ok, yes, they're nice." I'm thinking why in the world are you so enthused about black socks. I didn't have to wait long.

"They're my mom's socks! She has lots of black socks. So does everyone at my house. Not me. So I'm wearing her socks!"

Alrighty then. He may regret telling everyone he's wearing his mom's socks, but as long as he's happy!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Spring Pictures

This post isn't about school, but I wanted to share. I took these last weekend playing around with my new camera. I thought they came out nice!

Monday, May 5, 2008


First, I want to say Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all the teachers out there!!!

My one kindergartener is still checking on my sunburn! He asked me again Friday if I was white yet and checked my arm. Nope, still kinda pink. Mrs. Z, are you ever going to be white again? Too funny. I want to see how long this lasts.

My other cute story is about one of my 1st graders. I test them every two weeks to see how they're progressing. He sat down, looked at the test, and said, "Mrs. Z, I'm smart now. I don't know how it happened, but I am." So cute. And yes, he had improved!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Happy birthday to you again and again

Today was an entertaining one!

My 1st graders have some issues with bathroom hygiene. I sent one boy, we'll call him - I was put back into 1st grade and I still missed a month of school to help my mom clean house. Wait - that's too long of a name. Hmm, how about Spacey instead. He's in his own world some, no most, days. So he goes to the bathroom and comes out. I send him to flush. He comes out. I send him to wash his hands and it took about 5 seconds. No soap. Try again Spacey - with soap this time. 10 seconds later, he's done. Ok, Spacey, sing happy birthday to yourself while you scrub your hands. Then rinse. So I hear Spacey, "Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you" over and over and over. Apparently without an actual name, the song is stuck there forever. I had to stop him. I told the next boy to sing Twinkle, Twinkle. Sadly, he didn't know that one.

Another one of my 1st grader girls was telling me about some 4th grade girls who got in trouble. She said, "they wrote g-a on the bathroom wall. Our school is g-a. Oh and a y." Then she told me how the principal came down. "I can't remember her name - the one with the gray hair."

My boy who was so interested in my sunburn is still checking out it. He grabbed my arm today and pulled at my shirt sleeve asking if I was still red. I told him no, just a little pink. He flipped my arm over and said, "Oh, here's a little white!"

Ok, I have to pack for VEGAS!!! Have a great weekend!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

New Sound Cards

I have sound cards with my kindergarteners (picture a flash card with a letter, a picture starting with that letter, and the letter again). Anyway, we learned t last week. They should say, "t, teddy, /t/." And here's what one of my little darlings learned, "t, titty, /t/!" Can you imagine the conversation at home.
Parent: So, what'd you learn at school today?
Child: Mrs. Z taught me the sound for t.
Parent: Really? What is it?
Child: t, titty, /t/

Can't you see me explaing that one to the principal?!

Friday, April 18, 2008


Monday I went in with a lovely sunburn - nice and red. Its one of those nice farmer tans (I know, I'm looking sooo hot with it)! Anyway, I picked up my 2nd graders and one them was looking at me and asked, "Mrs. Z, what is wrong with your arm?" I had to explain what a sunburn was. I was laughing and thought that would be it. No. In every group I picked up today someone asked about it. I liked my kindergartener's question, "What's that red stuff on you?" Like I painted it on me or something! One kid poked it and then asked, "Does it hurt?" Yes, yes it does. Would've been nice if you'd have asked that before you poked me. Thanks. Another asked me if I would turn white again. Apparently he's very concerned about this because he's asked me everyday if I'm white yet and then tells me he's ready for me to be white!