Thursday, January 22, 2009

Goof is my Middle Name

When I first began teaching, my teacher mom gave me advice I still use. She suggested that the first few weeks of class, I should walk into class swiftly and speak with authority. I did just that last night since this is the first week of our new semester. I was polite yet very much the authority. I smiled only slightly and immediately announced that we needed to get to work. The students were absolutely silent and some looked absolutely stricken with panic.

Then I reached to get my materials out of my backpack. What a major goof I was about to discover. The backpack I had carried to work and into my class wasn't mine. It belonged to my 6 year old.

I rooted around in the backpack hoping for something to use. I found:

  • gloves:
  • pencils and eraser:
Worksheets should I need to fill class time:
And some 1st grade literature:
Suffice it to say, the semester started with a pretty good laugh between professor and students.

12 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

Priceless.

Living on the Spit said...

If you were my teacher, you would have instantly become my favorite! That is just too cute and I am sure you will never forget this one!

Love you SO and thanks for the smile this morning.

Marlene

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Love it! What a great teacher you are!

You have been prized with the “Honest Scrap" award!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

No pics of me yet~I am always the one taking them! I'll get Little T to take some so you can see how beautiful I am!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Paris? It was the real deal!

McEwens said...

That is PRICELESS!!!!!!

Betty said...

You must be some professor! I bet they really liked you after that...

pam said...

"Nutty," the description you earn daily. Love ya my friend.

Big Hair Envy said...

That's funny. "Goof" is MY middle name as well!!!

My Metabolic Rate is Stuck said...

YOu would DEFINATELY be my FAVORITE Teacher at this point! Loved to seen your look! :)

Ashley said...

Wow! I bet you did scare them with those gloves. Haha!

Pleasing Procrasinator said...

Too funny...I want to take your class. Is this the required material?