Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Win a GIFT CARD for the TpT #BTSSALE

When I thought up that last idea for the $10.00 Gift Card Giveaway, it didn't occur to me that my teacher colleagues would NOT be in a writing mode.  I do apologize!!! So-o-o-
$10.00 GIFT CARD.



Tomorrow, August 1st, begins the TpT Back To School Sale-#BTSSALE. I am giving away a $10.00 GIFT CARD to a randomly chosen teacher who responds to my topic: Share your funniest teaching memory.  Tonight, July 31st at 10:30pm EST, I will randomly select a post. It doesn't have to be the one that makes me laugh the hardest, it just depends on where my finger lands as I wave it over the responses with my eyes closed.

One of my favorites:

My1st period seniors slogged, shuffled and stumbled into class that gray sleeting February morning and slid into their chairs. As I took attendance, the students were supposed to be responding to the Warm-Up topic: "Was Meursault an existentialist or just lazy as he sat on his balcony watching the people strolling on the sidewalk below him?" Instead, my peripheral vision caught a bright red balloon floating above the rows. Sam had started yet another one of his balloon volleyball games.

Steam began boiling in my brain.  After driving over unsalted icy roads, and finding I was out of Keurig Cups for my coffee, I was. not. in. the. mood. for any of his let's bug Mrs. C antics. When I saw the balloon drifting toward me, my only thought was, "I MUST GET THAT DARNED THING!" Without nary a thought, I threw my body into a horizontal lunge, my arms in a full stretch. With an, "OOF!" I landed on the tiled floor clutching the errant red orb.

When I realized total silence filled the room, I glanced at the students who were all showing total shock on their faces. Nary a chuckle, smirk, or whispered OUCH passed through their gaping mouths.

Slowly, very slowly, I butt-crawled over to the nearest desk - thankfully the student who usually occupied it was absent - slapped my left hand on the seat as the right hand held the offending balloon in a death grip, and slowly raised myself to a standing position.  At that point, the pain had yet to course through my soon-to-be aching knees and elbows.

Glancing over the class, I grinned, "Well THAT woke you up!" Then I picked up a black Sharpie, wrote, Mrs. C WINS!, tied a string to the knot, and tied the balloon from the metal TV stand at my forehead level. Next, I feigned nonchalance as I brushed off my black slacks and slid onto the stool behind my podium. Looking over the kids trying to stifle their hilarity, I began to laugh along with my 26 wide-awake seniors.

To this day, I cringe at the sight my balloon save must have been!

Now... it's your turn.
I can't wait to read your stories. If you're like me, it will be difficult to choose one.

Go to facebook.com/TeachitWriteLessonPlans and share YOUR funniest Teaching memory
The clock is ticking to the 10:00 pm deadline.

What will you do with the $10.00 GIFT CARD?

Enjoy a Teach It Now Day Every Day.


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