Sunday, December 20, 2009
It's all about that holiday jam.
Friday was our last day of school before Christmas/Kwanzaa/Hanukkah/New Years/ Holiday/Winter break.
I felt like crap the whole time. And I'm usually super happy and excited on Fridays, since the weekend is basically here. I greet my students in the most enthusiastic manner. They look at me like I'm a freak because I'm so happy.
But since that morning, I kept feeling dizzy and nauseous and really, truly did not feel like being at work.
I told my students that I did not feel well and asked if they would stay on their best behavior seeing as I was dying and it was the last day for break.
8 hours of pure torture lay ahead of me.
Most of my kids managed to stay on their best behavior.
When telling them I wasn't feeling well, one student rose her hand and asked,
"Ms. Attitude, can I give you a hug?"
Which makes me smile every time I think of it.
The couple of kids that didnt give a crap how I was feeling, felt my wrath throughout the day. But two of them redeemed themselves by writing me these cute notes (I couldnt upload the originals. BLAH):
Dear Ms. Qume (that's not how you spell my last name),
I hop you fell better by time it is your birthday.I hop you have fun! You area nice teacher. I am sorry that I am misbehaving.
I am kind of sick.
Dear Ms. Q, You are the best teacher a child could ever have and lucky I was on green on wensday because my dad was going to whoop me.
And usually on Fridays we do this thing called "Fun Friday" for a good hour and a half at the end of the day where kids who remained well behaved or on green and yellow throughout the week got to participate. If you reached blue or red, you were sent to detention.
Being in the holiday spirit, and not wanting to bother ourselves with having a seperate detention room, the first grade teachers, including myself, allowed every kid to participate in Fun Friday.
And so we had a dance off.
This is what the kids were jamming to. ( It wont let me embed it.SIGH)
LOL. My kids are so hood.
And kids are the best dancers. They never look awkward or lame.
I wish I recorded some of their moves.