Best Intentions

When I first started teaching, I thought I was going to be one of those teachers who rewarded kids with candy, and so I bought a bag of Hershey's miniatures and put it in my desk, but then I ate them all during my off period (it's really hard not to eat while grading essays) before I could dole them out as rewards, and instead now I'm the kind of teacher that scrawls "Metaphor Contest Champion" on a piece of scrap paper and hands it the winner, who then says: "This isn't even a whole piece of paper . . . it's got a chunk torn out of it!"


Squeaky said...

So you moved on from Hershey's minis to eating small chucks of paper? The budget cuts in NJ schools is getting out of hand.

Al DePantsdowno said...

Glad to see you got the blog back on line. I was at a loss for what to do with those three minutes every morning.

Dave said...

i almost thought i was going to have to do something productive with my life, but google resurrected it.

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