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1/5/09

This ain't her first rodeo

'Ello, 'ello.

How is everyone?

You'd think with the lack of entries I was so caught up in all things exciting, that I couldn't possibly take the time to write about it.

Oh, how I wish that were the case. Mostly I read, wrote (excluding my own blog, obviously), and wondered how dressed I really needed to be. I did manage to get out into civilization on Saturday with some grocery shopping and getting my hair cut.

The excitement is palpable, isn't it?

Today was the first day back to school for the chil'rens. I am covering for a teacher that will be out the whole week. They were very well behaved and all things had gone as expected.

Fourth grade has recess at 2:15. I am standing at the door, and I can hear two boys discussing whether they should take the football outside. One (who I have been watching like a hawk all day) says, "We'll just take it--she'll never know."

The other says,"No. Mrs. Regular Teacher said we couldn't for the rest of the year!"

So the first boy pipes up and says, "Hey, Mrs. C? Isn't OK if we take the football out. Mrs. R lets us."

I am looking over a piece of paper, and I never looked up. "Nah. You know what? I heard a rumor that some one got in trouble and it's better if we just don't take them out."

The one that is determined to get me says, "BUT she said for the rest of the year. And that was 2008 and now it's 2009."

I looked in his sweet face and said, "You know she meant school year."

"Pssht. Man." He looks defeated but is smiling.

Four footballs get returned to the container and the second boy says, "See. I told you."

I think things will be just fine this week.

3 comments:

Bridgett said...

I would be so bad with that age group. LOL

Sounds like you've got them down though, girly.

BTW, your days sound about like mine, except I haven't even had a hair cut since November. I look awful, I feel awful, and I just want to get in my car and drive away.

Sorry for the rant.

XOXO

Fiona said...

Oh no! Don't make me think about the new semester yet. I can't deal.

You've got major skills, though. Want to come handle my classes?

Rachel said...

I'm actually leaving my job to substitute teach. I'm a little freaked out about it, but hopefully it will go well. Do you have any classroom management skillz you'd like to pass along? I should also tell you that I'll be subbing in an inner-city school district.

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