Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Float This

Today's going to be a long day. I've got float duty after school today. You see, on Saturday SLHS will have a homecoming parade that will feature floats that are built by the students. The whole thing is student run. They design them and build them. Are you thinking what I'm thinking? That this set-up might a bit too ambitious for a bunch of kids whose tastes include "Good Girls Do Bad Things" t-shirts and the inability to turn in vocabulary worksheets?

Regardless, we teachers are just there to make sure that they don't kill each other with the power tools. Great, I can't even keep them from carving "English is Gay" into my desks with ball point pens, so how am I going to keep them from carving up stuff with power tools?

Which gets me to thinking that this day is going to be like every other day in my classroom, except amped up ten times. More power. Instead of the boys performing humping motions with my yard stick, they'll be using PVC pipes, while others will be playing pencil break with 2x4's. The girls' "work clothes" will be even skimpier than what they wear during school hours, if that's possible.

On the bright side, if all of that turns out to be true, then that just means that today's overtime pay will be even more than usual.

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