Mrs. Crumpett: Basketball Star

I don’t know which is funniest: that I played basketball at school for an hour today, the shocked expression on my face every time I made a free throw, or the look of disappointment on his face every time I missed!


Keepin’ it Retro

Every other week we do a song analysis. I have a jar that students can submit songs anonymously and I choose a song at random.

So far in 10 weeks, we haven’t analyzed any songs in this decade, and only one from this century…

I drew another song this morning and, are you ready for this?, tomorrow we will be analyzing Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer.”

I couldn’t help myself. I laughed. I laughed for a long time.

The student shrugged his shoulder and with wide eyes said, “What? I like old songs!”

I {heart} this class!!

10 Ways Well-Meaning White Teachers Bring Racism Into Our Schools

Teachers are some of my favorite people in the world. I mean I really love teachers! They tend to be enthusiastic about changing society, and more often than not, they care so deeply about their work and their students. What’s not to like?

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Exactly like Deathly Hallows

During the storm this morning, I looked out my classroom window. With the old fashioned towers kissing the dark clouds, I was reminded of the scene in Harry Potter movies, right before the Battle for Hogwarts, and so I said it out loud. Suddenly I was surrounded by my whole class, all gazing up at the dark grey swirls. Everyone agreed, it was exactly like Deathly Hallows.

No it doesn’t…

As I’m walking down the stairs, I came across two students in the hallway that I knew were supposed to be in class…

Me: Alright gentlemen, let’s move on to class…

Students: Why?!

Me: ‘Cuz you know you’re not supposed to be in the hallway!

{one student, wisely, returns to class, the other did not}

Student (taking a few steps up to be closer to me): But I’m not in the hallway, I’m here talking to you!

Me: But don’t you think you should be in YOUR class talking with YOUR teacher?

Student: You take all the fun out of everything!

Me (very sympathetically): I know, “taking the fun out of everything” is my middle name…

Student (nodding in agreement): But it’s not your first name.

Me: Oh yeah?

Student: Yeah, your first name is Mrs. Crumpett.

Me (laughing): That’s my last name, kiddo…

Student (as he’s walking away): Yeah, Mrs. Crumpett because your name has “fun” in it.