Monday, October 25, 2010

Thanks....thanks a lot!

So Mondays and Friday are generally crazy days in any elementary school, especially mine.

I was running around like crazy today, which makes the day go fast, but boy am I exhausted by the end of it.

At the end of the day I have a duty that I do where I stand outside on this main sidewalk and make sure that all students are getting off school grounds safely. One of my students who has Aspergers always has something to say as he passes by. This is the conversation that ensued today....

Student: See ya tomorrow!

Me: Yep see ya!

Student: (Stops walking and turns around) I know what I am going to do when I get home. First I am going to do my homework and then play Pokemon Emerald.

Me: Oh well that sounds like a good plan

Student: Yeah I'm in a pretty good spot

Me: Yeah you're pretty lucky, I have to go to class tonight. I come to school all day for work and then I go to school at night.

Student: Wow, when you do get any sleep?

Me: Well I guess I don't get a whole lot of sleep

Student: (Gets pretty close to my face) Hmm...that must be why you have bags under your eyes!

Me: Yeah I guess go home please!

Great way to end a crazy Monday.....thanks.....thanks a lot!

Note to self: Pick up cucumber to make cucumber slices on next grocery store trip

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Todd's TV....two different versions

So I just got this book in my library and interestingly enough it's called Todd's TV by James Proimos. I was talking with my library secretary about how funny this book is and how I should give it to Todd for Christmas. Read the summary and if you know Todd it will make sense.

Here is the summary & check out the link to Amazon where you can "look inside" and see the hilarious illustrations.

Todd’s parents love him very much, but they are very busy
and have lots of grownup things to do. So they often set him in front of the TV. One day, when his parents realize neither one can make it to his parent-teacher conference, the TV
offers to take their place. They
agree, and from that point on the TV takes on more and mor
e parenting duties -- even driving Todd to school and taking him on vacation. His parents are grateful … until the TV proposes adopting Todd.
Alarmed, they try all sorts of
tricks to wrest their son away from the TV. But it’s Todd who
proposes a simple, effective solution: Turn it off.

Later that night Todd and I were just hanging out at home when Todd disappeared, which means he is working on some sort of creation....

Eventually he comes back upstairs and says "I just built a TV!" Turns out his PS3 wouldn't work with his regular monitor so he had to make one and this is his creation....

He was so proud, so I guess I was too :) My little nerd

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Less Calories (?)

So......I sat on a cupcake yesterday

I would like to think that this makes it have less calories, especially since this was cupcake numero tres (I'm hoping a lot of people don't speak Spanish so they don't know what I just wrote there) plus I did have to sit through a class that night. This entails me going to Highland High School and sitting in a room by myself for three hours.....I need ALL the help I can get!
Needless to say, my peanut butter cupcakes topped with chocolate glaze, peanut butter chips and toffee were amazing and due to the consistency of the glaze, no frosting was left on my rear and was not forced to change pants before heading to class :)