Thank-you, Mrs. 4's and Sara for hosting our weekly party. It is, sadly enough, the social highlight of my week.
Tales from school:
~I need to figure out who my students' English professor is. When I do that, I will ask her why she is so crazy about banning cell phones in her class. Who cares if the cells are being used to cheat during quizzes? Who cares if students can't participate in class because they are replying to serious text inquiries like: "Hey" and "wut ru doin" ??
Lighten up, lady!
~Male students have become especially sneaky this term with their cell phone use during class. They put their phones on their chairs but just under their crotches. It looks kind of like they are, well, maneuvering things down there, but they're really texting. If the teacher gets close enough to catch the texting, it looks like she is staring at the student's nether regions.
~Some examples from this week's student writing assignments:
"When I was a child I wasn't allowed to have any friends I could have only one friend."
"My uncle, may he rest in pieces, was a great man."
"Working when I'm 14 teaches me alot. I'm 18 of course."
~Here's an abrupt transition away from school news. The following is a sign from a Walmart in New Mexico.Is one to flush the paper only or is there a trick to flushing other matter but not flushing the paper? Obviously, much to Checkered's dismay, I'm not smart enough to live in New Mexico.
And lastly (since we're already on a learning/toileting theme):
~The newspaper reading option has been replaced in this house - not that I'll be using that laptop anytime soon.