It starts with her sitting on the couch and refusing to get up because she claims she has no legs. The next ten minutes are devoted to improv stories “from the war” where she repeatedly refers to herself as “Lieutenant Dan” in an exaggerated southern accent.
Upon “discovering” her legs, she leaps to her feet and exclaims, “I’m a real boy!” This is followed by an energetic dance while she sings “I’ve Got No Strings.”
She then starts talking in her version of Mary Poppins’ accent, and keeps asking me why I don’t have my umbrella.
When I turn the humidifier in the bedroom down from ‘high’ to ‘low,’ she reprimands me. I ask what’s wrong with turning down the humidifier. She says “People won’t see the steam and they’ll never know there’s a new pope!”
And before I rolled back over after turning out the light, she manages to do this:
I love every last little bit of her.
But seriously: Don’t let middle school teachers stay up late on a week night.
Ahem, let me start by saying: I’m terrible at asking for help. I’m even worse when that help requires money.
A friend told me about Donor’s Choose JUST this year [Apparently, I’m late to the party. Again.] She told me this AFTER I looked into a Junior Scholastic subscription and found out how expensive they were. [Yikes!] This is a resource I would love to put into my classroom for a thousand reasons. I want them exposed to what’s going on in the world. More importantly: I want them reading about what’s going on in the world.
I do work in a Title 1 school in a very urban part of North Carolina. My principal would choke on his coffee if I asked for $400. Here’s where I ask for help: If you can offer anything - my students and I would kiss the ground you walk upon. [Or, uh: send you a super adorable thank you card. That works too, right?]
My students [hopefully] don’t know about my blog — but: I’d definitely tell them “You see these beautiful magazines?! Strangers from the internet made that possible. Also: don’t talk to strangers on the internet. Unless it’s Tumblr.”
Oh, and we’ll sing this to you:
Guys. They only need $48 to fully fund the project. We can do this.