The Girl Who Just Wants To Learn of the Day: Meet Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban this week on her way home from school — ”A bullet struck her head, but her brain is safe,” one of her doctors reported.
A Taliban spokesman says that if she survives, they’ll come for her again:She was pro-West, she was speaking against the Taliban and she was calling President Obama her idol. She was young but she was promoting Western culture.
It took four hours. Not a single student said anything to indicate they noticed. I also dyed my roots. Twelve students noticed/commented. Either my roots were really bad or my bulletin board is really bad.
It was a sandwich. Wedged under my door; clearly left there before the weekend. Balogna. Three days old.
Become a teacher, they said. It will be fun, they said.
Recently, the lockers in my classroom were removed. In their absence is a large space along the wall now. I originally wanted to paint the wall with idea paint (to turn it into a giant whiteboard…) but the division has told me that I am not allowed to do so. I was somewhat considering buying a couch and some little bean bag chairs to put in the space for a reading corner (reading…wall?), but I have some reservations about that. Here are my thoughts:
Students might love the reading space
It will fill the space that is rather unsightly now
My classroom will be the cool classroom
I will have to pay for the furniture with my own money (probably)
The space may become distracting
My classroom will be the cool classroom.
Ideas? What do you think??
Today I am excited. Next week I’m taking my class on a field trip (just to a neighbouring city…but still a big deal for me) and I’m planning an art gallery trip as well. My students are excited for Christmas and there are lots of goodies in the staff room! I think I might be getting the hang of this teaching thing. Life is good.
This is why art teachers can’t have nice things. Waa.