May 4, 2006
Ok....so today I was sitting in my classroom having read aloud time with my students. They were all strategically placed "on the carpet". They are strategically placed so they won't kill each other when they are in such close proximity of each other! I alternate boys and girls because this works the best. Let's chase a rabbit for a minute..... do any of you remember the story of when me and my friend Kirsten were at Maw-Maw and Papa's house? We were going to go outside to look through the telescope. When Kirsten put her shoe on, she thought it felt weird like there was some dirt in the toe of her shoe so she reached in and pulled out......a roach!!!! YUCK! We were laughing and screaming at the same time! It was the kind of thing that gives you the chills and makes you wipe your hand a million times because you just can't get that "feeling" off of your hand---the feeling of a live roach! So, back to my kids being strategically placed on the carpet. One of my boy students wanted to show me some money--our current unit is on currency. They all think I have NEVER seen a quarter with the year 1982 on it...or a nickel that has Jefferson on it...their mom's are the only people who have those! SO, he reached in his pocket and pulled out the coin to show....AND a roach!!! A live one!!! It started running onto one of the girls I had strategically placed in front of him!! She was screaming and yelling...others just kept talking about how "it came out of his pocket!" He was looking at everyong like they had lost their mind, and then he just stepped on it like it was no big deal...he does that everyday! It was definitely gross, but also funny! This is just one of the things I deal with at school!
inscribed by Caci