Yesterday I received a series of manic emails from the blogger at the Hawley blog. They began innocently, as follows...
Hey. I need help. Go to your local KFC and see if they’re selling a “bacon” sandwich that uses fried chicken as the buns. If so, I need a picture of it by 3 PM (EST)!!! Seriously, go at your lunch break. Thanks
They slowly got more insistent....
@##@!^& it, seriously. Buy the sandwich, photo it several times and email
them to me. This is for a writing job!
Well, when do you leave school? Do you have time during a planning period? I
seem to remember the KFC is just across the street from the school.... I
just need some shots today. This "Double Down" could be the break I'm
looking for and God knows a nutrition-deprived hell hole like Poteau would
be THE place for a crusty ole KFC to be serving 'em up by the truckload!
Don't let me down.
Well don't do it if you get in trouble. I'll focus my energy elsewhere. Good
This inspired me to assign my students to create gross sandwiches. Here are some of the results:
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Previously posted redhead approaches desk, picks up colored pencils, turns to me and very seriously says:
"Ms. Jumper..embrace your inner kitten before it purrs its way out." *turns and sits down*
On the topic of ingrown toenails (which she brought up)
Spacey Art Girl: Haven't you seen in those Disney cartoons? Like, when they have toenail problems? When he wants her to rub his feet??? You know....
Everyone in class: *Blank Stare*
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Punk kid one: Dude you got your lip pierced!
Punk kid two: I know dude. I wanted to make a difference in the world and I decided to start with my mouth.
Monday, August 24, 2009
While working on his sketchbook assignment to draw an animal with your left or opposite hand...
Long-haired teen: Teacher!! This is harrrddd...can I erase with my right hand???
5 minutes later...
Long-haired teen: Ughhh,teacher... it's so hard to draw with all my bling on. *Removes plastic gold rings*
3 minutes later...
Long-haired teen: Teacher, can you show me how to draw those m-shaped birds from the 80s?