Friday, March 9, 2018

Random Tid Bits

  1. This is the last day of midterms! YAY!

  2. I have a job shadow that I have my 3rd year students do on one of my class periods. One girl wasn't in 3 1/2 class days, and the job shadow was on class day 7. I noticed there were some fishy things with her packet. I called to check up on her, and she never went. The whole thing was a lie. The packet is fairly thick. I have the packet worth 100 points, just going worth 100 points, and a thank you letter that they've done another 100 points. I had to write her up. Now she has to make up her job shadow over spring break, and I will only give her 1/2 the points.

    Another girl confessed she didn't do the job shadow at all. I gave her the opportunity to make it up as well, with 50% off. I told her that appreciate her telling me the truth.

    I hate being lied to! What's something you hate?

  3. I found this on facebook. I think it's true. 

  4. One teacher gets a lot more help than others around my work. On days like midterms and finals I want to scream at him. Sometimes he complains at how busy he is. He has no idea! We're not supposed to play favorites with students, but somehow it's ok for staff to have favorites. I think not! 

  5. We'll be at the Henry Doorly Zoo this weekend. Mica's presenting his Science Fair Project there, since he won his middle school competition. I hope he does well. He's a good kid overall.

    I helped bump up his board with adding a 3D salad and a few 3D doughnuts. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

WW: First Sign of Spring {Linky}

How do I know spring is coming soon? I can tell ya it's not if a groundhog sees his or her shadow. It's if I see buds on my Magnolia tree.

Some of them look like cats.

Have you seen any signs of spring?

The Ripper Tales | By: Mica Apel

Just a short explanation before I go right into Mica's story. I told him towards the end of winter break that our local library had a writing competition going on. He had to include a character in a book that he's read.

It was due last week. Travis printed it out, read it, and decided it couldn't be submitted. Why? Because it was too gory, for a kid's writing. We'd probably get a call wondering what our child was reading, or watching on TV. No he hasn't watched Dexter with us. Nor is is a crazy child. He's actually very normal, gets along with other kids, and does well in school.

But the story is really good, for only being 12 years old. Just know he got the ideas from a book about Jack the Ripper.

Image Belongs to: Thomas Haynes Cutbash

The Ripper Tales 
Written By: Mica Apel

September 12, 1888, 3:00 PM

Hello diary, my name is Eel Witherson. You may have heard of me when I helped Dr. John Snow discover how Cholera spreads in 1854. But times have changed here in London. Now I am a detective and I have a very intriguing case. This morning, a young girl's body was found in a secluded alley with a slitted throat and lower body organs taken from her body. I think it is the work of a disturbing serial killer with surgical expertise. The bloke must be keeping organs as a prize of his foul doings.

September 19, 1888, 11:00 AM

This morning I woke unprepared for a hellish morning. My neighbor, Beatrice, was found dead in a damp sewer. Same scene, slit throat, lower organs out. I have a thought of who this killer is. Last night, a man, bloody to the bone, was sighted in Boar's Bottom Bar. I will go tomorrow to investigate and possibly confront this man.

September 20, 1888, 9:00 PM

I had a gruesome day with two more bloody deaths one at 8 and one at 2. I have nicknamed this man Jack the Ripper, due to him ripping organs out of his victims. As I entered Boars Bottom, I spotted Jack ordering a Bloody Mary. I asked him if he knew of four strange deaths that have happened over the past week. While he was explaining his alibi, I noticed a bloody scalpel in his left pocket of his jacket. I took it explaining it was evidence, when he rushed out of the bar fast as his long strides could carry him. Next time I confront him I will be ready for him. Bring it on, Jack.

October 2, 1888, 12:00 PM

Jack has not been sighted in a very long time, but today he struck again. This time he killed a 15 year old girl, same scene, same story. He left telling me to go to LeFonza's Talbot at 11:00 PM. Here I am waiting here at twelve o' clock! Wait! Here he comes! Thwack! Aaaoouuhh! That hurt, Jack! You want to play, Jack? I'll play, with my rapier! Shiing! Spliff! Ugghh! Well (cough!) that's the end of the Ripper. After my midnight duel, I buried Jacks halves in an unmarked grave hehind the talbot. For the rest of London's years, it will be free of the Ripper.

By: Eel Witherson P.H. D.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Easter or April Fools?

Did you know that April Fools Day falls on Easter this year? 

I'm thinking we should take part in both.

I have my April Fools Day trick ready for Travis. No he doesn't read this blog often, or if at all.

Remember how I got that non cancerous spot called a Lymphoma cut out? That was at a Plastic Surgeon's office. I had to wait and wait at my last appointment. What did I see across the way? I saw a brochure for lip injections.

I'm going to put it out on the table, along with an appointment card, and possibly a Photoshoped image of myself with bigger lips for Travis to see. Am I getting Lip Enhancement Surgery? No! Does he hate unneeded plastic surgery? Why yes he does. 

April Fools! 

I don't know that he'll actually believe that I'm getting it, but at least it will be a good joke. 

I still have to come up with something for the boys. Maybe the Easter Bunny will play a few tricks on them. He could bring them girl toys, or sponges dipped in chocolate.

What foolish tricks do you have up your sleeve?


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