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Monthly Archives: September 2009

I just finished watching the biggest loser.

I used to be a much larger guy myself, so you would think maybe I’d be less judgemental?

But really, if the girls have to wear a sports bra when they weigh in so should those guys. I mean, c’mon…

and if any cares, i’m personally down to 252

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I got to work this morning a little after 7 am. The wall my Promethean Board is mounted on, the wall the kids face, where I teach, is a common wall with the room that holds the hvac system for the building. For some reason, when we get a lot of rain, and we received 4.5 inches yesterday, water seeps in under my wall into my room. I notified the office at 7:10 and I heard her radio the custodial staff that I had water in my room.

Classes begin at 8:15. Plenty of time you would think…

The bell rings, my 32 kids file in and take their seats. The custodial staff has not shown up yet. I start teaching. I’m giving the most exciting and interesting lecture about biconditional statements you’ve ever heard. I have the kids on the edge of their seats, eating out of the palm of my hand.

About 8:40 my door opens and the janitor comes in dragging the water vac. He walks right down my center aisle, I’m still teaching. He stops right in front of the Promethean board, bends over, plugs in the water vac and starts sucking up water.

While I’m still talking…

At one of the schools in my district today a teacher thought they saw someone peeking in their classroom window. She went to the window but couldn’t see anything. She mentioned it to the teacher in the next room. That teacher told her that she thought she saw movement outside her window earlier.

They told another teacher at lunch. The third teacher kept aware this afternoon, and sure enough, she turned toward her window and caught the blur of someone ducking out of sight. She pushed the intercom button and notified the office. The office sent the security guard out to catch the culprit.

Turns out it was the school’s principal. She wanted “to observe the teachers without their knowledge so (she) could get an accurate description of how the teacher taught.”

I’m just not sure what to say…

I usually avoid the PUBLIC restroom at school and use the faculty restroom, but today I didn’t think I’d make it so I duck into the boys room.

There are two young men who seem startled that a teacher walked in and they were heading for the door in a hurry. I notice something on the floor near the wall they were standing by…

A pair of dice and cash…

When they saw I saw they bolted.

I’m too old to chase them so I just pocketed the cash (six bucks, lunch is paid for today) and sent an email to the principal…