Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Condemned House

Last year I fretted over the fact that so few parents showed up to Open House. I thought it was because we didn't have it until after the first six weeks. That by then, the parents had lost interest in school just like their kids had. I guess I was wrong because this year many more showed up; therefore, there were many more questions. And like their kids, they had some doozies. Shall we run through some?

"What is your policy on students not turning work in?"

I reward them with ice cream sundaes... or is it that I fail them. I can't remember.

"We'll be leaving before winter break for vacation. What assignments will Jeffrey miss?"

We'll be studying how crystal balls don't exist. Oh, the irony...

"Are any of the books that they'll read this year on video instead?"

If not, then just have them cheat. Thanks Blockbuster.

"Will they be doing anything important this year?"

Important, Shmortant.

"Can we just do nothing tonight?"

Okay, I made that last one up, but they sounded just like my students. At least the parents didn't describe anything as gay. Though I did have to wake a couple of them up.

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