Saturday, August 27, 2011

In Which Tom Learns that I Have Eyes in the Back of My Head

Friday, I was writing something on the board and happened to turn around while Tom was sitting at his desk with his hand up in the air and his head turned away from me.  I could tell that he was finished with his work and wanted to get it checked.  Turning back to the board, I called back to him, "Tom, you can put your hand down.  I'll be with you in a minute!"  It would have been interesting to see his face at that time because he had no clue that I had been looking at him. 

"Miss Botheras, do you have eyes in the back of your head?" he asked.

I can neither confirm nor deny that fact.  Ahh, what am I saying?  Of course, I confirmed it! :)

Rover Takes on Calculus

Apparently even Rover, the school tortoise, wants to get in on the learning.  Tuesday night he made his way through the under-construction admin building and into the secondary math room where he spent the night, trusting that his perseverance would win him the best seat for Mr. Rupnow's math class.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

It's All New When You're In First Grade

August 17th...the official first day of school.  Though I'm not teaching first grade this year, I did enjoy a funny first grade moment.  For Sahel Academy First Graders it's their first year of staying all day and eating lunch.  There's a novelty to getting to use the microwave for the first time on your own.  One of the first graders saw everyone warming up their lunches and decided he'd like to try that too.  So he brought me his carefully selected item - a package of cheese & peanut butter crackers.

"Will you help me warm these up Miss Botheras?"

I tried not to laugh as I said, "No, I'm sorry, buddy, they don't need to be warmed up." 

"But I like them warm," he said earnestly.

Oh my!
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