Waking up at 5:00 A.M., working until 2:30 P.M. and then really working until 10:45 every evening tends to take its toll on you. Don't get me wrong, we knew what we were getting ourselves into — you know, signing up for this whole "teaching" thing.
The long days and, occasionally, the longer nights wear us down. The smart-ass students and their helicopter parents break us down. The putrid odors — reeking, in part, from the already musty locker rooms — and odd smells that the average adolescent student gives off naturally, well, bog us down. What can two poor (no, really, actually impoverished) teachers do to cope!
This blog, that's what.
Inspired by a friend of ours from our college days, welcome to "Funny Things Our Students Say," a place where we can openly express the more simple joys of education. This blog leaves no space for self-deprecating rants on our personal problems. There is no room available for us to complain or moan about the arduous trials of being first-year teachers. If you want that crap go visit the teachers' lounge at the neighborhood school. This blog is simple: Funny things our students say. Period (yeah, we had to spell it out for the effect).
*All student names are changed to ensure privacy