I Love You, Too

The parent of one of my extremely unmotivated students very graciously dropped off some of his work (that he’d left at home for a week) about half way through the day.

As she was leaving, she said “I love you” to her son. Without even thinking, I said, “I love you, too!”

And then we laughed, and laughed!

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Math is a Waste of Time

Bad attitude student: Why are we wasting all this time on this long problem? [factoring a quadratic where A>1]

Me: Buckle up, buttercup. This is Algebra 2, we’re going to be doing problems that take much longer and involve multiple pages!

Bad attitude student: <Harrumph>

Good student: (Giggling) She said buttercup!

Who left me in charge?

Me: My dog’s name is…
Student 1: [his name]!
Student 2: What kind of dog is he?
Me: Remember, you met him.
Student 2: Oh the small one?
Me: Yep.
Student 2: The wiener dog, right? I love wiener dogs!
Student 3: Will you bring him to school again?
Me: Yes.
Student 2: How big is he?
Me: About 16 pounds.
Student 2: Oh, you have a little wiener!!
Me: (a snort/laugh that I then had to try to cover as a cough because I was the only one who thought it was funny)