My neighbor’s yard is sinking!

My neighbor’s yard is sinking, and here’s the photographic evidence:




I know, I know. They have a barn! I live next to a BARN! How cool is that?

*These photos are actually a month old. The sinks have since mysteriously disappeared, and everything is covered in snow.


Two weeks left!

I have ten days of student teaching left. All that’s left is to finish this week: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Next week is Thanksgiving, so we have two days of school: Monday, and Tuesday.

Then, it’s my last week of teaching. After those 5 days, I’m done.

On a day-by-day basis, the days seem to pass slowly. However, looking back, it all flew by. Yay clichés.

Yay ten days.

Twenny wan.

My students are obsessed with the number 21. Whenever I mention it, a chorus of twelve-year-old voices rings out, “Twenny wan.”

Sometimes I’ll ask them if they have any questions. Without fail, they’ll say, “What’s 9 + 10?” and they expect the answer to be 21.

Why? This is not because I am a failure of a math teacher. They say so because of the following vine:

Every day. Twenny wan.

They doodle it all over their quizzes and tests: 9 + 10 = 21.

It’s on their notes: 9 + 10 = 21.

They sneak in and write it on the board: 9 + 10 = 21.

Twenny wan.

Costume Ideas

First, let me apologize for the delay in posting. I hope to make up with it by posting artwork from my students.

At the beginning of every class, we have a mini-quiz on the previous day’s material. The purpose of these mini-quizzes is twofold: to keep students accountable for their learning, and to assess how well I am covering the material. These quizzes should take no more than ten minutes.

If the students have extra time, I encourage them to draw a picture on the back as they wait for their classmates to finish up. For one quiz, I asked my students to draw Halloween costume ideas for me.

So, without further ado, here are the winners of the What-should-Ms-V-dress-up-as-for-Halloween contest:

Afro Person

You should be a person with a big afro and a beard!

…where did they get that idea?

Beauty Pageant

Beauty Pagaent Winner

*Her spelling, not mine.


This is the weirdest llama I’ve ever seen. And I’ve been to Peru.

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