Tuesday, September 8, 2009

post 35

Today is the first day of school in our district. Our theme is reach for the stars this year. There is always some sort of assembly to get the kids into the new year. The kids and staff were all given 3D glasses...there were white holiday lights strung up with "reaching for the stars" accessories. I tried to capture the feeling that was given so here you go.

The photo below was taken through the 3D glasses lens...you can see the stars!

Monday, September 7, 2009

A New School Year....

It has begun! And, let me tell you, I'm Lovin' It!!! I've had quite the adventures already. Some sad, some funny!!!!!

Don't want to go into the sad stuff...too depressing! Besides, there are some legal issues preventing the conversation as well.

However, I can tell the funny!!

I have a student this year who wants to be called Nacho. Most of my Yankee friends will make a face and act as if this kid is nuts. However, it is a common "nickname" for a popular Hispanic name. (Kind of like Jim is short for James!) Our campus is on a block schedule--alternating A and B days. I happen to be lucky and see my kids every day still. On the second day of class, Nacho was missing. The kids were beside themselves asking "Where's Nacho?" They didn't give me a chance to locate him. I started making phone calls...to the teacher he has after me, to the teacher before me, to the front office. The entire time, the kids are repeating "Where's Nacho?" Finally, I couldn't help myself. I looked at them and said "I have to say it...It's Nacho Business!" All of them laughed and laughed. Nacho appeared about 20 minutes later--after the teacher he has after me realized he was in her room. (Hello???? Didn't I call and ask???)

This past week, Nacho was the topic of another funny moment. (Poor kid! I hope he doesn't think I'm picking on him!) I looked at him and said "I don't know why this happens--it's not logical, it doesn't make sense...I know it's crazy! However, every time I say your name, in my head I go cinco, seis." (Nacho, cinco, seis!) The kids all looked at me as if I had two heads or something. I repeated that I knew it was crazy and "it doesn't even sound like cuatro!" Another kid--TOTALLY SERIOUS!!!!!--says "It sounds the same....Nacho, Crotcho." I cracked up! I was laughing so hard, I had tears running down my face. He seriously thought that was what I said!!!! I asked if he was taking Spanish this year. When he said yes, I just smiled and thought....I feel for your teacher!!! Another boy looked at me and said "Miss....you went from red to yellow!" The class thought what he said was just as silly, and we laughed even harder!!!! Oh those silly seventh graders!

Off to bed....more stories to come!