[Quote of the Week] Leaning Pizza

The Scene: Journal-writing time.  The schmoopies are all writing.  In fact, they all started writing early–before the bell rang (!!!).  Schmoopie T. has a question.  Typically, there is no question-asking or question-answering during writing time, but since they started early I oblige… T: Um, does the Tower of Pisa lean? Me: Well, yes. T: Okay……

Quote of the Week #19

In the midst of talking to the class about something vitally important (to me), I hear a low-level ruckus.  I look up, see the cause of the ruckus, pause, ponder, and say… “So… Kiddo A… Whatcha doin’ in the trashcan, buddy?” He looked up, shrugged, and went back to his desk. Goal Progress: 4/20

Quote of the Week #18

One of my sweet-niks will sometimes say “based on a true story” after an announcement, or a story, or something funny. It cracks me up. He does it in a kind of announcer voice, and his timing is perfect. I will finish a free lecture (I think I keep telling you I’ll explain the free…

Quote of the Week #15

Our quote this week is of the “awwwww” variety. The counselor was playing the Ungame with a small group.  J. (of the Mr. Sketch Marker) was in the group, as was R.   It is important to note that R.’s first day of school EVER was this August.  The short version is this: he has not…

Quote of the Week #14

This week’s quote falls In the category of things I never thought I’d need to say. The scene earlier today… A. is quite concerned.  He has stuck his head through the back opening in a chair and cannot get it out.   I watched him try to remove it for quite awhile (probably way longer than…