Secondary Smorgasbord ~ February Funnies!

Special thanks to Darlene Anne at ELA Buffet and Pamela at Desktop Learning Adventures for organizing this hop!

So it was my first year back in public middle school after teaching 6 years in a private school.  I was excited because I was going to teach students with Special Needs and I really felt this is what God intended me to do.

It was "Meet the Teacher" night and various students had come by to introduce themselves.  Some were quiet and awkward, some parents warned me their children were "runners", and one just walked up to within 3 inches of me and just stood there staring.  I politely welcomed her and she left.  

I was starting to wonder if I had made a mistake taking on this kind of assignment.

Then "Dan's" Dad came in the door.  He shook my hand and  sighed as he told me that Dan would be in my class.  
"And where is Dan?" I asked.  
Dad turned toward the door and hollered "Dan!  Get in here!"

And this is what I saw:

I thought I might just die.  
I am sure my eyes were as wide as saucers and all I could think was "What have I gotten myself into?"  I cannot remember exactly what I said to Dan's Dad but it was probably something like 'what an interesting greeting'.

Dan was a piece of work, that's for sure.

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  1. Now I'm really curious! The video is marked private. :)

  2. Lisa,
    You've really piqued my curiosity now! I'll be back to see the video!

    1. Sorry for the trouble - I hope the video was worth the wait!

  3. AHHH!!! Dan! I want a greeting from Dan! It sounds like you have an interesting position! :) Thanks for sharing, Lisa!

  4. Lisa,
    I loved the video. I sometimes find myself greeting students like that when they are lingering outside my classroom door and should be elsewhere. Hope you had a great year with Dan!
    Brynn Allison
    The Literary Maven


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