Thursday, April 23, 2009

Did You Know that Marco Polo was from Venus?

I know, I know. I'm an asshole for mocking pronunciation, especially as this was probably the best researched Social Studies presentation I'm going to see this month. However, it was all I could do not to laugh out loud.

The other students greeted my arrival in the classroom with a chorus of, "Teacher, is it okay if I forgot to bring my presentation?" Well, no it fucking isn't actually. Teacher has been drilling the due date into your little heads for a solid month. You've all been sloppy with the dates for brainstorming and rough copies and teacher is sick of it. You will all lose points. This isn't rocket science, grade 5 students: every month on monthly test day YOU DO A FREAKING PRESENTATION.

Just when all the discouraging marking (2B and 3A-b are all incredibly bad at grammar) and the lack of presentations was about to make my head explode, I went on Facebook and saw this:
Gary: You'd think after months if not years of taking the same test each month that a kid would be able to remember how to operate a bubblesheet. You'd think that...but you'd be wrong. Very wrong.
Anika: Teacher, do writing?
Amanda :Hahaha. Yeah, that used to be my life. Of the many shitty things about my present school, forcing us to deal with bubblesheets is thankfully not one of them.
Gratitude. Something that even the smallest things can bring on.

2 comments:

By PhoenixStorm said...

well at least its friday!

daveinchina said...

In China I had a student who during a presentation tried to say, 'blah, blah, blah.'

It came out, 'bra, bra, bra.'

I still laugh out loud.