Getting on the Case

28 Sep

I cannot believe it is already the fourth week of school! I am pleased to report that I am settling in nicely and that even my rowdy seventh hour seems to be taming down a bit as we get used to each other.

Today was a particularly exciting day for me because I found out that I got approval to run both a writing club and a book club for students after school. While I’m slightly worried that I’m biting off more than I can chew, I’m beyond ecstatic at the prospect of getting to delve into books and writing in a more open and in depth fashion than the classroom allows for. So, wish me luck on that!

Probably one of the funniest stories that has happened so far his year happened yesterday. It was during my last class of the day, which is essentially a homeroom for the students. Every Tuesday in this class is independent reading time. One of my students, we’ll call him Max, was having a coughing fit so I told him to go out in the hallway, get a drink, and compose himself. When he came back, one of my other students (let’s call him Jeff) would not stop whispering to Max. I had to go over there repeatedly and remind him that there was no talking during silent reading time. After class let out, Jeff came over to talk to me, and our conversation went something like this:

Jeff: You know why I was talking to Max, right?

Me: No…why?

Jeff: Because I had to tell him that I’m pretty sure he has bronchitis.

Me: Well that was nice of you to offer him advice, but you are not his doctor and your job was to be reading.

Jeff: But I had to tell him because I’ve had bronchi-

Me: BUT, your job was to be reading, not talking to Max.

Jeff: But you see…I really don’t like people getting on my case like that.

Me (dying of laughter on the inside): Well I’m sorry to hear that. Next time we have silent reading, if you do your job, I won’t have to get on your case. Now go, or you’re going to miss your bus.

Sometimes these kids just crack me up.

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6 Responses to “Getting on the Case”

  1. lisa karn September 28, 2011 at 10:48 pm #

    I am so happy for you, seems like everything is falling into place and don’t worry about taking on too much, I am totally confident that you can do it. And yes kids say the most funny things. Remember when you said my mouth wont allow the veggies I was trying to get you to eat LOL

    • Andrea September 29, 2011 at 10:15 am #

      Haha, I remember you telling me I said that, but I don’t remember actually saying it. I guess I expect funny things out of little kids, but I don’t expect such hilarity out of 11-year-olds. 🙂

  2. Dan September 29, 2011 at 8:35 am #

    happened so fart. haha. funniest typo ever.

    • Andrea September 29, 2011 at 10:15 am #

      Bahahahaha, whoops. Typo, corrected.

  3. Bridget September 29, 2011 at 7:13 pm #

    Writers’ Club?!

  4. Ali Trotta October 4, 2011 at 10:21 am #

    So proud of you! *beams like a proud mama*

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