Rule #8

Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs is one of my professional role models.  It is for him that I have asked my students this year to call me Boss.  I am not a TV fanatic, and I prefer not to pay the cable company any of my hard-earned money.  I have, however, watched many episodes of…

Quote of the Week #5

Ms. M: D. please get to work. D: Okay.  Can I work and talk at the same time? Ms. M: I don’t know, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen you do it. D:  True.  Can I try?                       

Blog Tag

Wear the Cape was blog-tagged! The rules are this: Go to the 8th folder in which you store your photos Select the 8th photo Post it to your blog and tell the story behind it. After following the above instructions, you are ‘supposed’ to tag 8 other blogger Now, I had to do some finagling…

Quote of the Week #4

Waiting for breakfast to arrive… Ms. M: Is breakie here yet? M.: No, but the Doom Kittens are invading. Ms. M:  (very brief pause–almost indiscernible) Okay then, go ahead and wait in here.

Averted Eyes

M. is crying.  I am pretty sure it is my fault.  Before you get your knickers in a bunch, though, I will tell you that he is upset because I held him responsible for his actions (or lack of action, to be more specific). He is sitting in the center of the room, at his…

Hat-Trick

This week was tough.  TOUGH, I tell you.  This caped teacher doesn’t know how to explain it without taking hours and hours, but suffice it to say that the hat-trick of rampant Eighth-Grade Disease, one very troubled child, and shared issues of the foster care  and education systems, had me beat down to a pulp…

Trading Places

I am tired today.  Foot-dragging, eyes-drooping, body-fighting-every-step-of-the-way tired.  This tired makes me feel like I’d prefer each one of my chicken-heads to be silent and do all of their work.  I know a serious lack of realism when I see it, so I tried.  The end of first period came, the chillins’ were working, and…