Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Good Morning Teachers!

I know quite a few of my regular readers are some of those wonderful, patient people that we call "teachers" - this is for you all!

In the last 24 hours, two things have come across my inbox from two very wonderful girls that I'd like to share that I think teachers everywhere will enjoy.

Please feel free to email this post or simply link to it and pass it along to any of your fellow teachers who can benefit from either!

First: a good laugh.

An email from my BFF - the new Mrs. Helms!

Kids Are Quick

TEACHER: Maria, go to the map and find North America.
MARIA: Here it is.
TEACHER: Correct. Now class, who found America?
CLASS: Maria.

TEACHER: John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor?
JOHN: You told me to do it without using tables.

TEACHER: Glenn, how do you spell 'crocodile?'
TEACHER: No, that's wrong
GLENN: Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it.

TEACHER: Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?
TEACHER: What are you talking about?
DONALD: Yesterday you said it's H to O.

TEACHER: Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn't have ten years ago.

TEACHER: Glen, why do you always get so dirty?
GLEN: Well, I'm a lot closer to the ground than you are.

TEACHER: Millie, give me a sentence starting with 'I.'
MILLIE: I is..
TEACHER: No, Millie..... Always say, 'I am.'
MILLIE: All right... 'I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.'

TEACHER: George Washington not only chopped down his father's cherry tree, but also admitted it. Now, Louie, do you know why his father didn't punish him?
LOUIS: Because George still had the axe in his hand...

TEACHER: Now, Simon, tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating?
SIMON: No sir, I don't have to, my Mom is a good cook.

TEACHER: Clyde , your composition on 'My Dog' is exactly the same as your brother's. Did you copy his?
CLYDE : No, sir. It's the same dog.

TEACHER: Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?
HAROLD: A teacher
Now, the second thing: a great resource!Lisa S. sent me this email yesterday and said:


"It is a website, where teachers put in their projects for their classes, how much the class needs to complete it, when they do the project, the take pictures and send thank you notes.

And some of the stuff is so inexpensive. You can sort it by NC and it is always low income schools. Apparently teachers spend $1billion nationwide a year of their own money (which I know, my Mom use to do it all the time)."
Skip the $5 Starbucks today in honor of your favorite teacher :-) I have quite a few sorority sisters who've chosen that path... and I love them all for it!