Two Weeks Off?? (continued)
by John Pearson
Speaking of pizza, one of my girls was unfortunately sick when break began. She wrote, “Monday, my family take me to the doctor because I have fever, next they take me to the pizza to eat.” Ah, yes, feed a fever and starve a cold. Or was it the other way around?
I have become quite used to frequent misspellings, and I can usually see past them to what the child is trying to tell me. However, I did have to silently giggle for a few moments upon reading the journal of a boy who wrote, “I went to Booger King.”
My family has a tradition of setting one night aside and having a Christmas movie marathon. Apparently, one of my kids has a similar tradition. However, his theme is literally a nightmare before Christmas – not the movie of that name. He wrote that over the break, he saw Halloween, The Mummy Returns, Saw 3, and Saw IV. Ho Ho Ho??
From the sounds of things, my kids had a nice, relaxing, rejuvenating break. I did as well, and I’m looking forward to the second semester of school.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go meet a friend at the Booger King.
John Pearson is a third-grade math and science teacher in Dallas, Texas. He has degrees in mechanical engineering from Duke University and Texas A&M, so most consider his math abilities adequate enough to teach nine-year olds. He is also the author of Learn Me Good (Lulu, 2006), a funny, fictionalized account of his first year in education. Read more at www.learnmegood.com