Thursday, April 15, 2010

I should be working on my paper...

This is my last ditch effort to do something semi-unproductive before I dive back into my final Action Research paper. I am completely confused by the varying websites on APA format, so I really have no clue if I am formatting my paper correctly. But, I am going to give it my very best shot! I'm SO stinkin' close!
Coupled with my stress about my paper (which is due tomorrow), we have TCAP testing next week. We really need to do well this year. I am so sick of reviewing (as you can see from my previous post), and I know that my kiddos are sick to death of hearing my voice. There is so much to review (all subject areas are tested), and I find it very frustrating when my students act as if they are seeing various topics for the first time. It is also exhausting to try and convince an eight or nine-year-old that this assessment is important and worthy of his/her best effort. We are VERY ready to get this over with...
On a lighter note, I was told by a child yesterday that he "probably needed to go to the hallway for a bit." I assumed he felt that his behavior was yet again off track (I had already taken him to the hallway for a "pow-wow" of sorts earlier in the day) and he thought he needed a time out. So, naturally, I asked him why he felt the need to go into the hallway. He proceeded to tell me the following: "Well, I should probably go to the hallway because I am about to let some stinkbombs and I don't really think that you want to smell that." I, of course, tried to stifle a laugh and told him that he was MORE than welcome to exit the classroom. He then waddles his way out of the room. Meanwhile, the rest of the kids are quietly working and we overhear several of his "stinkbombs" from the hallway. After many giggles from his classmates, he eventually "aired out" enough to come back to class and seemed very pleased with himself. Needless to say, it was the comic relief that we all needed. If you only knew this child...NEVER a dull moment. :)
Have a great night!

1 comment:

  1. That is way beyond words! I have a feeling I may know which child you're talking about!