Friday, December 12, 2008

Fire Drill

7:20 School starts
7:21 Stef comes in and says we're going for a walk and finger spells "fire Drill"
7:30 Kids with coat and ready to go.
7:30 1/2 SH throwing a fit
7:31 Ultimatum, Stay in here until fire drill or come outside now
7:31 1/2 SH walks outside
7:34 Outside with kids, FREEZING!
7:35 Class huddled in a circle singing Christmas Carols
7:36 SH shaking knees with no arms!
7:50 Back in Class

How often did your high school classes huddle together and sing Christmas Carols? Jealous?

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I probably don't like you either.

About a week ago our student SH had a difficult day. Someone had sat at his table and this was out of the ordinary and change is very difficult. As he was crying in my room my para Lara asked him about Christmas and he replied "Christmas is cancelled." She asked him why and if he asked Christmas and his reply was "No, I don't like Christmas and I probably don't like you either."
Later that afternoon SH was lying on the couch in Miss Stef's room and I was asking him a question. Again SH replied. "I probably don't like you either Mrs. Ostedgaard." This ridiculous statement became the topic of conversation between myself and the staff.
I told myself I would write about it, however I completely forgot because things have been a little crazy lately. Well today during math SH was working on his math and he said "Mrs. Ostedgaard, I probably don't you like you either." I replied. "Well SH I like you." Of course he responded with "NO NO NO, I probably don't like you either. Miss Ann, Miss Megan and I are fighting." We continued bantering back and forth until the end of class.

I do so enjoy my students!