How does a teacher go from having kids draw mean pictures about her to being dubbed "The Coolness" in one week?Full time subbing for our other art teacher and PE teacher:
Day 1. Mean pictures. Stabbed a PE boy in the eye with fingernails and drew blood. Went home annoyed with everyone. Cut my fingernails.
Day 2. Fire Drill. Played my mini harmonica to keep them entertained.
Day 3. Absolutely couldn't wake up. Almost called in for a sub myself. Why does 5:30 come so early?
Day 5. Ready for a new week, feeling optimistic, totally in love with my junior high boys' PE class. got my new nickname (The Coolness).
Day 6. Blew up at some cheeky HS boy in front of the whole class. Really embarrassed myself. And him, I'm sure.
Day7. LOVE my 7th graders.Somewhere in there I found a bit of time to paint, wrote up an 8th grade boy for breaking into the vending machines, handed out all the art awards at the ceremony, and got the PE class to start calling me coach. Oh, and I'm going to make a bet with them on the last day of class: I buy the snacks at Nutrition Break for the winning team. (Winners = $1, Losers $.50)So in all my busyness, I can't think of inspiration to blog about, other than what a glamorous job we teachers have. So here are a few random pages from an old sketchbook.