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I Crack Myself Up

So for some reason I have been having a lot of fun at school the last few days. I don't really know what came over me. Maybe I am not feeling very stressed or after six years of teaching I am starting to have this gig figured out.

And lately I have been dropping hints like crazy in the majority of my classes about the fact that I like chocolate. It is my dream that some day I will come to school and find my desk showed in chocolate bars. (I told that to one class today and some of them asked when my birthday was. Alas, the curse of having a summer birthday strikes again!) So far, I have gotten one fun size Snickers and that was only because the student got it as a gift and she didn't like Snickers really.

Another thing that I have started lately is with a new screen saver I found on my laptop that is hooked up to my board. It give you a "Word of the Day" and tells you the meaning and usage. If that wasn't made specifically for English teachers, then I don't know what is.

So, the other day the word of the day popped up on the screen. I said to the class, "Here is your Word of the Day."

And for some reason, they all thought that we were going to do something with it and they franticallly wrote it down.

Then a student asks," So what are going to do with this?"

I said," Oh nothing. It is just a way to help you guys expand your vocabulary."

S(tudents): Aww...we should get something if we use it in a sentence or a paper.

M(e): Okay, how about if you use it in a sentence, then you have to bring my chocolate.

S: (a little laughter) Okay...Wait, shouldn't we get something if we use it in a sentence. Something like extra credit.

M: No way. I was the one that taught you the word. I think I deserve a reward.

It was only later when I told this to Wilbert that I found conversation really funny. I will let you know if my dream of chocolate ever comes true.


Cheryl said…
I told my students I like red pepper... they didn't mind giving that up.

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