Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The Day in Numbers

We just finished our last day of testing. A snapshot, with inspiration from Harper's Index.

Kids who cried: 4
Cups of water spilled: 1
Granola bars eaten: 15
Pieces of gum chewed: 28
Appearances by Supergirl (aka Brooke wearing pink sunglasses and sweatshirt cape): 1
Headaches: 2
Songs we thought of with the word love in it: 7
Kids who hate school pizza: 3
Food for worms: 20 ounces
Times danced the Tooty-ta-ta: 2
Times danced old school soul train before sounding like elephants: 1
Times said I hate this test: 24
Times said You want me to fail this test so you can keep me back with you next year: 1
Times said I know it's hard, but if you don't know what to do, make a guess: 132 (okay, rough estimate)
Injuries in gym: 2
Talks in the hallway to work out a friendship problem: 2
Double-doubles in morning circle: 5
Slides across the floor during break: 6
Plants watered: 21
Deep breaths taken when it's all over: 14 + 1 teacher



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Emily,
I am so glad the tooty-ta-ta is still bringing comfort. I have spent the last two weeks in another state watching kids cry, get sick, want to go home during testing. Does no one care about the soul and spirit of this generation of children? I feel the world is mad!!
But I am so glad that your children have you.
Love you

8:29 PM  
Blogger jen said...

i bet you are so much fun in class. and all that gum.

i'd love to watch sometime, the watering of young minds.

12:40 AM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

so. you are going to teach me the tooty ta ta, yes?


also. i happen to love supergirl and miss her with all my heart. sigh.

you are so lucky.

10:45 PM  
Blogger chiefbiscuit said...

That's kinda sweet - what a great teacher you are.

2:36 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

what an amazing post. maybe when our testing is over (starts in a few weeks), i can post something similar. I'll keep it in mind!

2:16 PM  

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