Friday, January 21, 2011

Snow Days

Being from Cleveland you live you snow days, although they were rarely given because people know how to drive in the snow there. But still, I would wake up and watch the news waiting for my school to come on and then loving that moment when your heart stops because you, in fact, were given a snow day.

I still do that now, even as a 21 year old in college. Who doesn't love a good snow day? But now that I'm student teaching I don't want snow days. I was so upset to find that CPS cancelled school today. First, it's sunny. Second, they should have had the streets cleared last night like normal cities. Here I am, at home, thinking about how many hours I am missing right now.

Of course, if I ever become a real teacher I am going to look forward to snow days, but right now I love going into the school. It's so much better than school!

Words of advice Mother Nature: Please leave all snow days for Tuesday and Thursday. Thank you!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

"Miss Albert? Aren't you cold wearing a dress?"

"Are You Going to be a Teacher?"

So, sometimes (well, a lot of times) I get really frustrated with becoming a teacher. I don't think I'm good enough at all, but then I feel like God puts people in my life to make me feel like I'm making the right decision. I take the public transportation to the school where I'm doing my student teaching at. Today when I was getting off the bus the bus driver, out of no where, asked if I was going to be a teacher. When I said "yes" he replied, "You look like you'll be a good educator." That small comment made my day! I don't know how he assumed I wanted to be a teacher, but it's cool that I come off that way! :)

At the school today so many funny things happened! Here are four conversations. I hope you find them as funny as I did!

[Talking about trade and low wages in other countries]
Teacher: You guys think you have it rough, but you're really luck to be born in the United States.
Student: Yeah, we could be like a bird or something.

Student 1: My grandma said we owe like $2.7 billion to some other country or something. We don't have that much money.
Student 2: Oprah do.

Teacher: My brother works in Cleveland. Do you all know where Cleveland is? Cleveland used to have a lot of factories. Now, they don't have very many.
Student: Is it because LeBron left?

[Talking about why countries trade]
Teacher: Where do we get bananas?
Student: Kroger.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

American Workers

The first day of student teaching this happened:

Teacher: What's an example of labor?
Student 1: Workers.
Teacher: I need specific type of workers.
Student 2: Asians!

Teacher: If you could make one thing what would it be?
Student: A time machine.
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