Friday, February 11, 2011

autobiographical

14 comments:

Debra said...

wow, she sounds amazingly anti~child, anti~learning, and pro~militant...just what an elementary school teacher should not be, but often is.

Anonymous said...

Gee, I wonder why there were 1.5 million US kids being homeschooled when they "counted" in 2007 and that was a 74% increase from the 1999 count. -Cin

Chef E said...

Heh! I like these...Mrs. P played her guitar after recess and lunch, we think she was smoking some funny stuff in the parking lot...she sang Puff The Magic Dragon and looked like she just came from Wood Stock...

Vickie said...

The only elementary teacher that pops into my mind was Mrs. E ... she won a cash prize for something and I kept watching to see what she'd buy. The only new thing I saw was a wig and I was SO disappointed she didn't buy anything fun.

mrs. miss alaineus said...

we all try for baskets in my room. they usually win but only i can go for the bank shots off the pencil sharpener, door or chalkboard. my entire school staff in 2nd grade was filled with teachers like the one chef e had- they drank beer at lunch too!

xxalainaxx

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

The simple times as youth. If those were the types of concerns we could have today.

FrankandMary said...

I used to watch dust particles floating & sparkling in the light on sunny days in class & I do believe the nun thought I had a very low IQ.

So people are terrific at telling their story thru pictures, & some are great with constructing each story thru words, but you are pretty damn good at both-rare.

Big Mark 243 said...

I think that it is amazing that you have such specific memories of your childhood/adolescence. They offer evidence that public schooling has been troubled a lot longer than we give it credit for.

Also, even though there were plenty of smiles, fun, and games to be had as children, it was a form of oppression. Adults did not think of children as 'human' as much as they were objectified. Too many bad marriages, drinking, and late house payments stand in front of a classroom, sanctioned by clueless parents who think that their eight-to-twelve hours spent earning money is harder than the eight-to-twelve hours spent consumed with homework, putting up with crap brothers & sisters, and the mess that parents drop in their laps, much like how employers drop mess in their laps.

Being a child sometimes mean being at the bottom of a steep hill that dung beetles let roll down their life's handiwork...

Paula said...

I have good memories of grade school teachers but not so much of the older years.

Chris said...

I like Chef E's teacher better!

Beth said...

Did you ever have a teacher who let you have class outside on a nice spring day? Those were the best!

Rob said...

Are you sure we didn't go to the same school as kids? One of my teachers would, whenever anyone asked for the bathroom pass (a big square piece of wood), would take out a notebook and CHECK WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME WE'D ASKED! If it was more than once every few months, she'd say loudly "Is there some sort of problem?!"
I'd get stomach-aches just from nerves in that classroom.

Lisa said...

LMAO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lisa said...

Ooooh, Mrs. M sounds like such a bitch!! Windows ARE for looking out and for daydreaming we are somewhere else!
Lisa