I’ve had a lot of weird things happen in the time I’ve been teaching, but the above image is my new favorite message from a student. We gave an exam Thursday night, so a couple of my colleagues canceled class on Friday, but I’m going to be at DAMOP the last week of class, so I want to get a little bit ahead to reduce the amount of stuff other people have to cover for me. So I had a class as usual.

All but two of the students showed up, which either means we terrified them with the exam, or they actually like the class. And, actually, there was only one student who didn’t show up at all– the other who missed the class actually came in while I was setting things up, then slipped out again when I left the room to get something. He left behind the note you see in the “featured image” above.

It’s been a bad couple of weeks at work, but this made my day. After I finished my class, I ducked out quickly before anything could screw up my good mood. And now, we’re taking the kids down to Grandma and Grandpa’s for a Memorial Day cookout tomorrow with the cousins, and to recharge for another busy week. See you Tuesday.

Comments

  1. #1 Sili
    May 24, 2014

    Phew. I was afraid the student had left you half a donut.

  2. #2 Pete A
    May 24, 2014

    I always have the capacity to learn: the new information just overwrites some old information :-(

  3. #3 Uncle Al
    May 24, 2014

    Do user instructions for lined Paper 1.05 (Unpunched) specify writing orthogonal to ruling? Cursive mixes with printing. Psychology educates us that third person social communication demands healthcare insurance-reimbursed interminable therapeutic intervention. Note John’s Skinnerian modification of your behavior.

    http://www.babynamespedia.com/meaning/Burrhus

  4. #4 CCPhysicist
    May 25, 2014

    Printwriting is the new cursive. I have many students who were never taught cursive in school (it is not on the state mandated exams) and have trouble reading it.

    I also shared the concern @#1 so I was relieved when I saw your explanation in the caption.

  5. #5 Johan Larson
    May 26, 2014

    That cheapskate gave you _half_ a donut?

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