Sunday, September 27, 2009

Age Appropriate

I teach an Algebra I class for kids that don't speak English at all or very well. I have a kid, previously mentioned, from Brazil.

On Friday after his test he was working on some English homework. He was given 4 ages and had to write a sentence about what happened to him at those ages. I walked by and saw for age 15: "Was the first time I get drunk at party."

I explained the drinking age in America and that he would probably get in trouble for that statement. P erased and started again.

The next time I look over I see: "Was the first time I smoke ever."

Again with the laws.

Finally, for age 15: "I do nothing at 15 that I can talk about in USA."

Then I helped P send a text to a girl and ask her to homecoming. I'm such an influence!


Anyone else hear "porn star" when the COIN star commercial comes on?

Saturday, September 26, 2009

19 Pounds

There was a 19 lb. baby born in Indonesia last week, and I was reminded of this photo of my two nieces--

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Who tears!

You're supposed to read that like tears the paper.

In my ELL (English Language Learner--they are all kids that have lived in the country for less than one year and don't speak English well) class, there is a Brazilian! P is from Rio and he's really sweet. Today I hear him say "Who tears! Who tears!" to another kid, A. P's not getting his point across, so he asks to show a picture on his phone.

A looks at the picture and says "Oh!!" Then A makes the tune in Tokyo motion in his chest area.

P had eaten at Hooters last night!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Yesterday in my class full of sophomores the kids were working on some stuff in partners. I looked up and saw two boys comparing armpit hair.

C then said to R, "Yours looks like Chewbacca crawled in there and died!"

Boys are gross.