Lesson One – Beard Me
This week we started our annual fundraiser for the United Way. In the past we have raised money for this organization by having teacher competitions; one year we had a sexy legs contest followed the next year by a flex off. This year, we have the beard off. Teachers volunteered to take their photos and have a beard put on them using the Beard Me iPhone app. Students then vote for their favorite bearded teacher by donating money towards the teacher of their choice. This year I have given the kids a bit of an incentive to vote for me in the beard off, if I win the beard off this year I am going to allow my students to vote on the beard style that I will shave my, what will be 3 week old, beard.
Lesson Two – It’s Just One of Those Days…
On Wednesday we were in the middle of having a very normal day. During 4th period one of my students, Kyle, strolled into my classroom wearing a blue tutu. After composing myself, I asked Kyle what was with the get up. To which he replied, it’s just one of those days. I can certainly sympathize.
Lesson Three – One More Time
As we near the end of our cross country season, we have only one meet left. Next Tuesday we will compete in our end of the year final, the 7a conference championship. Going into this meet we have definitely been the underdogs all year only coming away with one 1st place finish and a couple of 2nd place finishes. It will certainly be a tough task for us to try and dethrone the current champs, Central, but my runners have been focused all week long and I’m expecting them to have their best race of the year.