Saturday, March 12, 2011

An Elementary Music Teacher

This actually happend several weeks ago, but I had it typed up and on my Facebook page.  I figured it should probably go here too. 

I subbed in an elementary music class today. Over all it was pretty easy. The kids sang along with pre-recorded songs and/or we watched a movie.
One class, however, was just horrible. They fall, easily, into my top 10 worst classes. When their teacher came to pick them up, I told him about this. A little bit later, the principal came by and asked about my day. I told her about them too.
About a half hour before the end of the day, while watching Barbie's Nutcracker with a group of 3rd graders, a 4th grade girl timidly comes into the room and hands me a stack of apology letters. This is the 3rd or 4th stack I've ever gotten, but I still don't really know how to react to them. As I read through them, one really stood out. It is kinda disrespectful, in that the boy who wrote it clearly wasn't taking the situation seriously... but it is just too funny.
I have re-written it here exactly as he wrote it.

Dear Mr. [Misspelling of my last name],
Sorry dude we were acting like monkeys didnt mean to ruin your bread and butter if you know what I mean dude.  Weeee were very unMatchure and broke the Vase of rules Whith the bat of not listing  Dude sorry.

p.s  your da man!

[Student name]

Below this was a picture of what might be an evil pear with angry-looking sharp teeth

1 comment:

  1. I got apology letters earlier this year, from about the same age. I didn't know what to do with them, either.