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Favorite week of the year, things....

1) I love plants, love, love, love plants, but I kill plants, can't help it, I'm green thumb challenged. So why is it, when my students know that I kill plants, they've watched me do it all year......do they GET me plants for teacher appreciation week???????? I know I know, it's the thought and all, but it still makes me laugh every single time they bring me a plant and give me a big smile.

2) Parents, please, for the love of all that is holy, don't stress out about this week....EVER. Any real teacher worth their salt just wants a thank you, a nice note, that's really it. The sentiment is more important than the stuff. Case in point, a parent who lives 40 minutes from the school and works 20 minutes from the school wants to bring things for our pot-luck lunch that the administrator is throwing for all the teachers, she's hemming, hawing, stressing, and I finally said to her, "Look, if a nice note is easier for you, it's okay with me, and if you really want to do something, I like coffee." She smiled, and said, "Okay." I thought to myself, Seriously? I'm placating this woman!? WTF?! Does NO ONE write thank you notes anymore? Does no one take the time to SAY thank you anymore? 

3) Today when I walked into the classroom with my kids, one of my girls brought me the plant and the card she wanted to give me, and said this: "Ms. Jolene, I brought you a plant, a pink plant 'cause I know you like pink, and the card, look at the card!" Bless her little heart, a pink plant right? :) Then this happened, one of my boys piped up and said, "Yeah, and for teacher day Ms. Jolene, I'm going to show you what mommy bought ME as a present last night at Great Wolf Lodge." 8 hours later and I'm still laughing about that one! :)

And in other news, I have another idea for a story.....it's kinda morose, sort of, at least in my head it is, I can't seem to break out of the moroseness when I'm writing.
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