This week, one of my fresh new students told me the following:
“Ms. Peachy, you’re really smart. I can tell by your eyes that you are really smart. I can tell by my aunt’s eyes that she’s crazy.”
Apparently, that’s this girl’s superpower.
Thank God that I fell on the right side of that fence. The magnitude of this achievement cannot be overstated.
Also occurring this week on the cutting edge education front, a student whose pants didn’t fit properly allowed them to fall around her ankles, and refused to pull them up. Instead, she shuffled along the hall and amongst the desks and chairs of her peers. Had I asked the rest of the class to illustrate what her underwear looked like, they could have knocked that rigorous assignment out of the park, as we all had plenty of time to take in every detail.
Yes, I sent her to the nurse. Yes, I documented it and notified the appropriate support staff.
This week, we will celebrate the U.S. Constitution. I am open to suggestions to supplement my Schoolhouse Rock “We The People” lesson plan.