Thursday, August 16, 2012

Third Time's A Charm!

........aaaaaaaaaaaaaand we're back!

After a long, beautiful, fantastic, glorious, incredible, stupendous, awesome, life-changing break from the kiddos, we started our new school year on August 9. Last year, as soon as I met my new students, I thought to myself, "I just want my students from last year back. These kids will never be as cool as them."

But they were just as cool. Actually, they were much cooler.

So this year, I had the exact same feeling, and I just have to keep telling myself that these kids are going to be the coolest yet. I think they're off to a good start. Last year, by the end of the second week of school, I could already tell who my jokers were and who was going to push back against EVERY SINGLE RULE, whether or not they actually agreed with it. For those who don't teach, sometimes kids will break rules that they agree with, just for the sake of breaking a rule. Baffles me.

Anyway, a highlight:

MF: "Mr. Lowe, how do I become the teacher's pet? Because I really wanna be the teacher's pet."
Me: "Why would you want to be the teacher's pet?"
MF, incredulously: "Why NOT? I get to take things down to the office. I get to take things to other teachers' classrooms. It's the best."
Me: "Well said. You don't do anything in particular, you just follow all the rules and participate until we really like you, and then it just happens."
MF: "Seriously, that's it? Done."

More, of course, to come.