August 3, 2012

I was flippin’ through my phone last night and I found a picture I just HAD to share with all you lovely people!
The back story:
My sister-in-law was getting married in May and I took a few days off to help with the wedding preparation. Well, she ended up not getting married (YIKES! – that’s a whole different story), but I already had the days scheduled off, so I took some much needed “me” time. While I was out I left writing prompts for my students to write about what they thought I was doing on my day off. They came out so cute! Some said I was shopping with my friends, about 9 students said I was “at the local coffee shop” and a few others thought I was taking care of a sick Mr. Jones.

Oh, my sweet little munchkins………..

So after a nice 4 day weekend, I went into work bright and early with a big, relaxed smile on my face and flipped through the stack of above-mentioned writing prompts. As I was reading these I got a call over the loud-speaker saying my principal needed to see me in her office.


When I got there, she asked me to close the door behind me…


As I sat down she asked me how my days off were and I explained the crazy, intense, super long and involved short story about my sister-in-law calling off her wedding. She listened intently and then explained that while I was gone there was a bit of an incident. That the substitute had a bit of a freak out because of what a student wrote about me and she had to ask me a few questions. GULP.
Then she pulls out this:


At first, I laughed and then I noticed she was looking at me funny…
I thought *is it inappropriate to laugh right now? Ohmigod, does she want me to… like… explain myself?? Wait… I don’t need to say outloud that I DON’T DRINK AT WORK, right?!?!?*

As she could see me visibly getting uncomfortable and freakin’ out she BURSTS out laughing and says she’s totally messing with me!

My student (ya know…. your every year’s troublemaker to the max) really did write this and the sub really did freak out. She thought she had uncovered some sort of crazy secret – this first grade teacher is a drunk!!! – but my principal already handled it and explained to her that my little one craves attention and loves to make a mess of things.

The worst part….
This is BY FAR the most effort he had put into a writing assignment all year!


My principal said she thinks that because I’m always so loud & goofy…. hmm I should re-think my teaching style….

I had a good laugh over this for about a month, so hopefully you will appreciate this craziness!

{Oh, and PS}
In honor of this little guy’s uhhh…creative… writing,
My (2) writing packets will be on sale over the weekend!

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  • That is hilarious! How funny that getting into mischief prompted your student to work extra hard on this particular writing prompt. I'm glad that you have the kind of relationship with your principal that she knows she can mess with your head every once in a while…

  • Susan, that is one of the FUNNIEST first grade stories I have ever heard!! I literally have tears in my eyes. First graders are soooo stinkin' funny! Their interpretation of things is hilarious! Oh goodness, I'm still laughing. But seriously, look at his lil' because sentence! Giving details and all that – good for him! Love. Sorry you had a scare with your principal, but good thing she has a great sense of humor!

    Second Grade Sparkle

  • I can't even believe that a FIRST grade student was able to come up with a story like that…just shows what kind of home life he probably has; how very sad, but I guess it is slightly humorous:) I'm glad your principal was amused and not upset for real!

    • You nailed it right on the head, Amber, this little one's home life was very sad πŸ™ We both balled our eyes out on the last day of school… but I tell you, he loved to get a rise out of anyone, so when he saw that sub, he was schemin'!

  • I want to hear about your sister-in-law's story!!! We had something similar happen in my family too!!! is she OK??????

  • lol, love this story!! I went to open house one year with my son who was probably in 3rd grade (20 years ago). The kids had written stories that were hanging on the wall. My son had written about me… awwwww. AND inside the story he wrote how I do drugs (I smoked at the time) and how he wishes I would stop doing drugs, and how bad drugs are for you, ugh! He never once wrote that it was cigarettes!!! I was mortified

  • Thanks for a good laugh! πŸ™‚ That story was AMAZING! πŸ˜‰ Your principal's sense of humor is a riot! πŸ™‚ I don't know if I could have kept a straight face long enough to get you to believe me like she did! πŸ™‚ Good stuff! πŸ™‚ I'm one of your newest followers! πŸ™‚ Looking forward to hearing of your exploits THIS year as well! πŸ™‚ Hopefully…there will be no more 'drinking while teaching' adventures! πŸ™‚

  • After a rough week this little post just made my night!! LOL Now we need to get Kelley to share her Vegas story about the little girl who brought that special "toy" in for share πŸ˜‰ I almost think you should make this a linky of OH NO HE DIDN'T Stories from the trenches!

    ❀ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

  • LOL freaking love this story!! I just shared it on my facebook page, hope you don't mind…maybe it will go viral. lol Your classroom and blog is soo cute. I plan on going to dollar tree this week to pick up some of those organization baskets. My classroom colors are blue, green, and purple. Thanks for sharing!!

    Challenges Make Life interesting

  • Love it! In our little (size of a small bathroom stall—not even kidding) teacher's room we hang up all the funny things our firsties say and draw on the walls. It always puts a smile on our faces to read that stuff!!