Friday, August 19, 2011

Road Tripping

One of my favorite students from last year called me over to his lunch table today. The rest, as they say, is history:

8th grade student: Mr. H, I'm gonna need you to pray for me.

Mr. H: Why is that?

8th grade student: Because I'm going out of the country this weekend.

Mr. H: Oh. Where are you going?

8th grade student: Atlanta...I'm going to a Brave's game.

Mr. H: (Breaks into laughter)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Welcome Back!

Well, yesterday was the first day back to school. You know, the day were you go over the usual rules, procedures, and expectations. While doing this, I came to a board in my room the explained the activities for the week. On Thursday we were taking a citizenship test. We were doing this to show the 7th graders that if they had to take the citizenship test to become U. S. citizens...they couldn't pass. I was explaining that if you were born in the U. S. or one of its territories, you don't have to take the test because you are a native-born citizen. This ensued:

Mr. H: If you were born in Alabama or Viriginia or any state in the United States, you don't have to take this test. However, if you were born in Canada, Egypt, Mexico, France, England...

(7th grader raises her hand)

7th Grade Student: Chicago?

It's going to be a loooonnnnng year. Welcome back to the blog:)