Where have you been Bea?! Oh you know, doing the grown up thing and doing my job as a first year teacher which let me tell you is MIGHTY difficult. With that being said, I felt the need to share my stories with you because I have A LOT! I won’t share them all…just a couple.
Are You Having A Baby?
This is by far the most asked question I’ve been getting recently. I’ll admit, I’ve packed on the pounds recently and some days I am quite bloated but for
a student students to ask if I am pregnant is a bit MUCH! I may not be the thinnest twig but geez, pregnant!? That’s a bit harsh. I also should add that I recently did an anti-bullying lesson where I mentioned that at times people should keep things to themselves…so much for that lesson because just yesterday I was told I looked pregnant!
Our school tends to give out fresh fruits and vegetables during the last period of the day; the other day we were given oranges. Most students knew to peel their orange over the garage can or peel it over a napkin and then throw out the peel. Well, one student decided to peel his orange and throw it out the window. I approached the student and told him that that is littering and in the street if a cop had seen it would be a $200-$500 fine depending where he is to which he replied “I don’t care, it’s just going to decompose anyway!” Mind you…where he threw it, it landed on concrete, which will NOT decompose orange peels. Regardless, he was sent down to the office.
Let’s Disinfect Your Eye
I’m just going to keep this one short because even I still can’t process this. One time a girl got up from her seat (which is all the way by the front door), went to my desk (which is all the way in the back of the class), grabbed my lysol and sprayed a kid in the eye… I now hide my lysol IN my desk…She got suspended…
By the way, this was the same student that decided to put heels on in the middle of my class in my first As Told By A Teacher post.
Meter Stick Weapon
My one student was using a wooden meter stick to draw a number line on the poster when she decided to clock someone in the head with it…he grew a bump on his forehead pretty quickly…she got suspended….
Okay, okay, I must go now. I hope you enjoyed these delightful stories of a first year teacher!