Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Kids Say Crazy Crap

Student- "Mrs. Clark have you ever seen Achmed the Dead Terrorist?"

Me- "Why, yes I have. You are too little to watch that though."

Student- "But I really like it! The Christmas one is my favorite. I kill you!"

Friday, September 18, 2009

Comments

So I was thinking, why can't anonymous comments ever be like...
"Wow, you are totally hot."
"Have you lost weight? I think so."
"You are the best blogger in the entire world."

I mean I would much prefer that to the catty-ness of the comments I get sometimes. Then I remember this blog community is mostly women. Some of these women, just like people we know in "real" life, have nothing better to do than be bitter. Bitter and ridiculous. I saw this week that even Kelly from Kelly's Korner has been dealing with this ridiculousness. Bleh.

Thanks to those of you who don't suck. :)


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FYI...
Still busy here. Next week should slow down. Right now I have school, school, and bazaar. The good news- only one week until Rome and 8 days until my cruise! Sweet! Thanks for sticking with me and my sporadic posts.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Kids Say Crazy Crap

Student 1- Mrs. Clark! Mrs. Clark! Mrs. Clark! Mrs. Clark! My nose is bleeding!

Student 2- Well, stop picking it so much.

Amen buddy. Amen.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Dang

Well, it looks like I am now a two post a week kind of gal. Dang. I've been doing a lot this week to try to get ready for next week when I add 40 hours of volunteer work at our bazaar to my list of things to do. Good thing the cruise is coming up soon. I need a BREAK!

School Update: Still reading books like a mad woman. I read 8 during Grey's Anatomy/Private Practice (yes, we are just now watching it, Izzy got the test results this week, thanks AFN for being so on top of things!). I am starting to feel like I am getting into a routine, but am worried about November when it seems I have a ridiculous amount of things due.

Teaching Update:
They are not kidding when they say a class can change from year to year! Sent a kid to the office to do his work after he punched a little girl, and he colored on the principal's desk. Right on it. I kid you not. Sent another little girl who had 5 conduct marks by lunch and the principal sent her HOME! A suspension in Kindergarten. Yeah, it's like Dangerous Minds in there. Dang! But, we are making some progress. The first grade teacher said my old student's are not only doing well, but are more disciplined, polite, and independent than any class she has had. Sweet!

and now it's YOUR turn!

I am coming up on my 300th post (dang!) and want to open the floor for questions. Not because I don't have anything to write about other than school, no, of course not. But because I want to answer those questions that keep you up at night. So what do you want to know????

Each question (and becoming a follower) will give you an entry into my giveaway. What am I giving away? I have no idea. Maybe a student, maybe a scarf. I'll let you know when I figure it out. It will be cool though, and you will really really really want it!

Entries close next Friday! (9/18)

Ready, Set, ASK!

Monday, September 7, 2009

I Heart Wine


Yesterday I took a break from hours of reading to head to the wine fest with Sarah, Will, and two friends from home. This one was happening right on the Mosel River in the towns of Bernkastel-Kues, which we first visited in July.


Wine fests are like the carnivals of Europe, except classier. Sometimes. There are rides, crepes, lots of people, and of course- LOTS of wine! You pay a 2 euro deposit to get a glass (etched with the wine fest name and year), then about 1.50 euro for each glass of wine.


Each winegut (family who owns vineyards) has a booth with numerous wines to choose from. I had Riesling Spatlese, a nice sweet white wine. Yum!


The wine fests I have been to also have parades. The different wine families have a float and/or band, usually with wine queens. (Like homecoming queens but you get to drink. Sign me up for that!) Instead of candy the pass out wine. Yeah!


One band even had a marching (rolling) keyboard player. Can you see him?


Remember when I said they had rides? Yeah, classy ones.


I will miss Germany for sure! Hard to believe this is my last fall here!



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A blanket apology for lack of comments. As of now, I really just don't have the time. I'm going to have to limit my non-school internet time just to get everything done. I will try, but no promises. Just know that I am reading your blogs and enjoying them!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Maybe Not

So remember (um like, yesterday) when I was all like, "I love school and I do a million billion projects before the professor can even think of assigning them." Remember that?

Well, I was totally headed down the OCD road again, picking out 4 books from each category when she said to choose 2. Notice the was.

That was until I realized that THIS is the bare minimum reading stack not including the 11 I had to order from Amazon or the textbooks.


Just in case you don't realize exactly how tall that stack is...


Who decided it would be a good idea for me to work and do this? I have no idea. Dumb.

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Not so dumb? The great photos our friend Aspen took of us yesterday. Here is one, the rest we get tomorrow!