Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Mica Was Awarded

Mica got this award last week:

We didn't exactly know what it meant. Did everyone in the class get one? Was he the only one that got one? What did he get it for?

Mica said that he got the award for following instructions.  I said, "Good job!" I was thinking, "Aren't you always supposed to follow instructions?"

Tonight there was a small letter saying something about these awards. I guess the principle picks someone that got the award to have lunch with.

Daddy's response, "How scary!!!" I'm like, "What?" He's like, "The principle is someone the bad kids go to. I was always scared of her in school. I would have never wanted to eat lunch with her." We of course were talking about this while the kids were sleeping and in bed.
I always liked the principle where I went to school. She seemed nice. I never had to go to her office. She ate lunch with us on our birthdays and in my case, my 1/2 birthday.

The two people I didn't care for: 
  1. I didn't like the librarian for not letting me pick out a picture book. She said I was too old. I went over to the bigger books and grabbed the first one off the shelf. I didn't even look at it. I was so mad. I got home and I remember my Dad (Grandpa Spiehs) saying, "You got a book about Muhammad Ali? This book is long!" The pictures in picture books were my favorite part of reading. It wasn't until my fifth grade teacher talked to me; that I started reading bigger books. She told me, "Oh you can come up with pictures in your mind, while you are reading." Somehow that approach did it for me. She acted out historic things in class, and switched her voice for the characters. She had me reading 500 page novels by the end of the year.
  2. I also disliked one of the resource ladies. Yes I was in the resource room a lot when I was a kid. I'm a bad test taker! They even talked about holding me back. The resource lady smelled like coffee and cigarettes. Not a great combination! She held me after school for coming up with the word, "Enormous." She thought I copied it off the board. Really I came up with it the year before, and used it again because that teacher praised me for coming up with such a great word. I never looked at the board. HECK to be honest, at that age I probably thought up the word, but didn't know how to read it. Then the resource lady got on my friend for leaving school early to go to Disney World. She thought he shouldn't be leaving to do that; since he was having problems in school. Truth, he had heart problems. He had open heart surgery that summer and passed away. As a kid, I never forgave her. The next year she wasn't working there any longer. I had an inner celebration. WOO HOO!


What I Did Today said...

Hahahahaha! Oh, this post made me laugh. Great stories.

Eat To Live said...

Good Job Mica!!

I too liked my grade school teacher. I didn't like my 1st grade teacher. She was to old to be teaching and didn't like her job. To this day, I wonder why they let her teach so long.

Tom said...

Really funny stories.Thanks a lot you have made my day!

Anonymous said...

Mica is a darling :) Awards are moral boosters :) and well I owned the whole library :D coz my dad's librarian :)

Subhrashis Adhikari said...

lol...i would never like a dinner with the principal either...:)
congrats to Mica :)

Working Mommy said...

I liked my all the schools I went to. I was always the odd ball, so they knew my name. Thankfully the kiddos won't go to those schools so they won't be following my legacy - phew!


Lindsay said...

I remember getting those when I was younger. Congrats to your little man! :)


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