Fall is [Technically] Here!

According to the calendar, autumn is upon us. However, according to the weather, we’ve returned to summer. The leaves are starting to turn, but it’s still in the upper 70s.

The tree in my backyard is starting to change colors! I'll post more updates if I remember.

The tree in my backyard is starting to change colors! I’ll post more updates if I remember.

To celebrate the start of fall, my roommates and I went apple-picking. This is my fourth fall in the state of Michigan, and I have never been apple-picking. So here’s the documentation of that adventure.

We went to Robinette’s, about 3/4 of a mile from our house.

Apparently they also have peaches. But we were there for the apples.

Apparently they also have peaches. But we were there for the apples.

There were apples all over the place:

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Quote of the Day

Scene: Walking down the hallway.

Student 1: You should ask your husband. Or your kids.

Me: You guys think I’m married?

[Students 1&2 nod.]

Me: Do you see a ring on this finger?

Student 2: Yes.

Me: Really? Where? [I don’t have one.]

Student 1: Oh. Why aren’t you married? You should be married. You’re so pretty.

Me: So only pretty people can get married?

Student 2: Well, ugly people can get married. And so can dumb people. But then they have dumb kids, and that’s not good for society. 

Grading, as told by Emperor Commodus

I always liked grading. I can’t explain why. Maybe because it’s a quantifiable way to showcase the success of my students? There’s something exhilarating about powering through multiple class periods worth of exams, marking them up, and getting that sense of accomplishment when you’re done.

Can *you* finish an entire class’s worth of tests before the bell rings? I think not.

I explained this to my mentor teacher. So you can just imagine my disappointment when he told me we’d be using their fancy schmancy Scantrons.

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