More Teaching Stories

Posted on | June 24, 2011 | 4 Comments

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As requested, here are some more things that happened when I taught school.  Happy Friday!

1. During early morning duty, one of my former students came up to me and said in a very excited voice that they were having Show and Tell that day.  The child then said that he had found it that morning at the bus stop and wanted to know if I wanted to see.
“Sure” I said, a little concerned, but  VERY curious.
“Loooook!” – and he opens his backpack.
And, up against his books and homework, is an armadillo. A dead armadillo. From last year. You know the kind, flat as a pancake, roadkill, just a hot mess. Completely intact. Eye sockets looking back at me.
Off he went to his classroom – I wasn’t going to spoil his fun.
And I went to my classroom and died laughing.
I never did ask his teacher if there was something interesting that day for Show and Tell.

2. One day during quiet time when I taught Kindergarten, I had the students doing free art, something they always begged to do and when they were extra good I used it as a class reward.  A little boy was drawing his mother with a mustache and his neighbor told him quite loudly that moms don’t have hair under their lip. Well another little boy at the opposite end of the class yelled: “Mine does but she rips it out!”
I was smiling and trying to explain that depending on their hair color, women could have a few little hairs on their lip when a little girl interrupted me and said: “My dad says that my mom’s legs are like poodles so she rips them out too!”

3. In the middle of the semester, I got a new student.  He came from another state where there was only half day kindergarten.  In Texas, public schools are full day.  The student was used to going home at 12:00, and on his first day after lunch he went to his backpack and started packing up.  I asked him what he was doing and he stated that it was time for him to go home.  I bent down beside him and told him that he was in a new school and a new state and that we stay until 3:15, which is just a little later than his old school.  He was having none of it.  He told me that I could stay if I wanted to, but he was going home.  Once again, I told him that we all stayed until 3:15.  The kid lost it and screamed” 3:15!  Who the hell signed me up for this???”  I had to walk out of the room because I was laughing so hard.




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4 Responses to “More Teaching Stories”

  1. Ty1220
    June 24th, 2011 @ 1:18 pm

    Love those PH. Every year here, at Thanksgiving time, the kindergarten teachers ask the kids how they would fix a turkey and the rest of the Thanksgiving meal. The newspaper prints a bunch of the responses. The results are hilarious and adorable. Thanks for the smile this morning.

  2. Corporate Paralegal
    June 24th, 2011 @ 7:38 pm

    I am with the out-of-state kid.  Could not have said it better myself!

  3. MNlegal
    June 28th, 2011 @ 2:56 am

    It seems to me that maybe you enjoyed teaching more than being a paralegal. Why did you stop teaching again? Would you ever go back?

  4. Paralegal
    June 28th, 2011 @ 8:05 am

    Welcome to the blog. Please read all my posts to get your answer.

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