A Shrewdness of Apes

An Okie teacher banished to the Midwest. "Education is not the filling a bucket but the lighting of a fire."-- William Butler Yeats

Sunday, December 11, 2011

What can you deduce from these clues?

1. Kid asks if she can start staying after school with me every day of the week so I can personally fix all of her test-taking problems.

2. Work from absences three months ago is just randomly left on my keyboard-- sometimes, along with bribes of my favorite candy.

3. Parents suddenly start checking Precious's grades online every five minutes.

4. Parents have placed a call block on all numbers from the school district.

5. Parents unleash avalanches of emails questioning all 43 grades in the gradebook.

6. Parents and kids claim that they cannot comprehend my classroom website, particularly, that they can't find the list of deadlines ANYWHERE (it is under the tab called, strangely enough, DEADLINES).

7. Parents and kids start asking if kids can retake tests.

8. I start getting emails from aunts and grandmas.

Well? Have you guessed????

It's the end of the semester fast approaching!!!!

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At 12/11/11, 7:54 PM, Blogger Kim said...

Let me add: I am just now getting responses to parent emails I sent out three weeks ago. You know, the ones where I detail how Precious can do better on the next test that unfortunately (from Mom and Dad's perspective) require Precious to bring a little something extra to the table.

At 12/12/11, 7:40 AM, Blogger Mrs. Chili said...

Grades are closing! My life is astonishingly similar right now...

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