Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Just Another Manic Monday...

... and a manic Tuesday, and Wednesday, and every day since the school year has started!

I am swamped at work! My desk is a mess. My house is even more of a mess than usual. I haven't done laundry in three weeks. I've already caught a cold from the germy kids. I haven't read more than 10 pages of a book since September. Thank goodness I have no children of my own because I can't even imagine what you parents must go through! But guess what, I CAN SLEEP!!!

I have no energy for creativity, so I will leave you with another something I heard at school...

A bit of background info - my classroom is next door to a behaviour class (with 4 kids). The walls are thin and there is a set of doors that connect the two rooms. Every single day we hear crying and screaming and then bang, bang, which is the kids ramming themselves into the walls. You can imagine that it's quite disruptive. Anyway.. we're used to it now but my students are still curious as to why they hear kids yelling all day so I try to explain that some kids are different, blah blah blah, etc.

Okay, onto the funny-ish part. Two boys were playing with lego and I noticed that they had set up a wall with groups of people on each side. At first I thought they were playing war so I wanted to stop that. But when I asked, they said they were playing "Dark Side". Huh? They explained that the people on the "dark side" were kids from the behaviour class and our class was the good side. They even showed me the "dark side" kids running into the wall and everything! Isn't that sad, yet sorta amusing in a sick way??

And to end things on a different note, here's a pic of M and I from a wedding we attended on the weekend!


  1. Nice picture of the two of you!!! I'm glad you can sleep..... I think that's more important than having a neat and tidy home.... Your kids in your classroom are funny!! Keep the stories coming!!!

  2. Out of the mouths of babes. Too funny!! :)

  3. there's two ghosts behind you in that picture! watch out!!!

  4. Michelle GrenvilleSeptember 26, 2009 10:08 AM

    I love that colour on you!
    Oh, I know the feeling with work!

    I said to my class yesterday:

    Michelle - "Boys and Girls, I want you to do your best colouring on this activity."

    Student - "Ms. Grenville, are we allowed to colour?"

    Lol...I almost died laughing when I was asked this question. Maybe I wasn't clear enough in my instructions.

  5. Ohhh Michy, kids these days! It kills me a little inside every time that happens.

    "Glue this into your book." ... "What do I do?"

    "After you're done, read a book." ... "I'm done. What do I now?"

    AHHHHH!! It's always the same kids. LOL.