Dog Days of Summer
We’ve got a steamy week going on around here, folks. The temp hovered around 100 today and there doesn’t seem to be a let-up in sight. Looking for a definition of what the dog days really means? Look no further.
It’s back to school time (que Adam Sandler singing here). I was at my school today working in my classroom- teachers officially start Friday, but today was orientation for the kiddies and there was work to be done in the room prep arena. I may be the biggest nerd ever, but I just love the first day of school. I do. I adore it, actually. New folders, freshly sharpened pencils, squeeky sneakers. Plus, all of the kids are really well behaved, be it temporarily. Somewhere around the second week that honeymoon ends. :)
Speaking of dog days, I do know someone who will be none too happy for me to return to school.
This little buddy will go into system shock when I’m not there to play with and all he’s left with is the sound of NPR to keep him company. Yes, that’s right. We leave good old NPR on for the doggy. That was the husband’s idea, but I like the idea that at least someone’s talking to him when we’re out. Ha!
I’m also excited to continue adding to my book-o-student-quotes. A friend gave it to me when I graduated college and told me to jot down funny things that kids say over the years. Here’s a highlight from last year to tide you over until I hear a new one. [Setting: during a class academic competition, covering all content areas]
Me: “Round one bonus question. Health class. Name the three layers of the tooth.”
Team of students discusses
Student A, in her most sincere voice ever: “We have our answer. The three layers are the enamel, the root and the grill.”
Other students in the room giggle, as do I. Eventually hilarious laughter ensued. What’s funny is that they really thought that was the answer. If you are unsure as to why this is funny, let me direct you.