Friday, January 28, 2011

Teachers: Cat Hoarders or Villains?

Today's assignment: Students were to freewrite for half a page on any topic, as long as they included their spelling words. 

Freewriting may sound like a bit of a cop-out on my part, but you have no idea how much they beg me to do this. They love being able to write in any mode on any topic, and of course the results always surprise me. 

Like today's featured piece. The student CLAIMS that her piece is purely fiction, but I have my...ahem...doubts.  Decide for yourself....

"The leisure time people have is mostly there (sic) sacred time to do what they want. As I sit in class, I wonder what my crazy teacher does in her free time. I receive papers from her. I see her everyday and eat lunch with her. I picture her in a library or a house filled with cats. 

She could be a thief or a villain. But that’s impossible because she flinches when a pencil hits the ground. I look to the ceiling imagining what she would do -

 read books, write books, talk to her mom, call her seemingly limited amount of friends. As I review the options waving in my head, I realize I might just have had too many protein bars this morning for breakfast. My teacher roams the room taking up the test, and I just drop the subject. I guess I will never know what she does."

3 bonus points:

Real Life Reslers said...

Hilarious!! My friend Erin from "I Demand Happiness" sent me over here and I'm so glad she did! I work as a one-on-one aide in a middle school.

Ms. P said...

Thanks, dear! There really is no other workplace quite like ours, is there? Can't help but love those babies, though.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Funny! My kids are preschoolers and they are so surprised when they see me out and about. They really DO think we live at school at that age.

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