Saturday, October 31, 2009

It’s Halloween

Happy HalloweenHalloween1
I hope you have a happy and safe Halloween. Watch out for the ghosts, goblins, and vampires. They’ll be out tonight.

Drive slowly and safely!

Kara and Zachary
Here’s pictures of Kara and Zachary in the costumes they will we wearing tonight.

Kara does Halloween as a hot air balloonist.kara


Zachary does Star Wars… Is he Luke Skywalker?Zachary

Waiting for Trick or Treat?
Play Tic-Tac-Toe by clicking on the diagram below. It’s easy to play and win if you know the trick.

tictactoe

 
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Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
You may not like me if you played Tic-Tac-Toe?
I wonder why Halloween is always on the 31st day of October rather than the 13th day.

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Quote of the Day
Man is inclined to exaggerate almost everything
- except his own mistakes. 
~Author Unknown

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Joke of the Day

The teacher: "Let me see if I've got this right. You want me to go into that room with all those kids and fill their every waking moment with a love for learning. And I'm supposed to instill a sense of pride in their ethnicity, modify their disruptive behavior, observe them for signs of abuse and even censor their T-shirt messages and dress habits.

You want me to wage a war on drugs and sexually transmitted diseases, check their backpacks for weapons of mass destruction, and raise their self esteem. You want me to teach them patriotism, good citizenship, sportsmanship, and fair play, how and where to register to vote, how to balance a checkbook, and how to apply for a job. I am to check their heads for lice, maintain a safe environment, recognize signs of antisocial behavior, offer advice, write letters of recommendation for student employment and scholarships, encourage respect for the cultural diversity of others, and, oh yeah, always make sure that I give the girls in my class 50 percent of my attention. My contract requires me to work on my own time after school and evenings grading papers.

Also, I must spend my summer vacation at my own expense, working toward advance certification and a Master's degree. And on my own time you want me to attend committee and faculty meetings, PTA meetings, and participate in staff development training. I am to be a paragon of virtue, larger than life, such that my very presence will awe my students into being obedient and respectful of authority. And I am to pledge allegiance to family values and this current administration. You want me to incorporate technology into the learning experience, monitor web sites, and relate personally with each student. That includes deciding who might be potentially dangerous and/or liable to commit a crime in school. I am to make sure all students pass the state mandatory exams, even those who don't come to school regularly or complete any of their assignments.

Plus, I am to make sure that all of the students with handicaps get an equal education regardless of the extent of their mental or physical handicap. And I am to communicate regularly with the parents by letter, telephone, newsletter, and report card. All of this I am to do with just a piece of chalk, a computer, a few books, a bulletin board, and a big smile AND on a starting salary that qualifies my family for food stamps!

You want me to do all of this…
and you expect me NOT TO PRAY?"



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2 comments:

Sayit-baldys said...

SINCERE TEACHERS WILL APPRECIATE THE LINES OF THIS ENTRY.

HOWEVER, SOME TEACHERS WITH TENURE, KNOWING THAT THEIR UNION WILL PROTECT FROM BEING FIRED, MAY HAVE THE ATTITUDE, I WILL DO IT MY WAY WITHOUT BOTHERING TO WORRY ABOUT HELPING STUDENTS DO BETTER AND BE LOYAL AMERICANS.

I AM NOT FAR FROM DAD'S AGE, DAD'S TOMATOS, AND REMEMBER GRADE SCHOOL DAYS AT SCHOOL ON MONDAY MORNING.
ASSEMBLY FOR ALL GRADES AND PREACHERS FROM THE SMALL TOWN TOOK THEIR TURN ON THEIR MONDAY MORNING TO GIVE A FIFTEEN MINUTE SERMON INCLUDING PRAYER AND SALUTING THE AMERICAN FLAG.

NEVER HEARD OF A COMPLAINT FROM ANYONE OF THIS PROCEEDURE.
SURE, THIS IS A DIFFERENT ERA. POWER POLITICS ARE WORMING THEIR WAY INTO SCHOOL SYSTEMS AND SOME OF THE POLITICIANS ARE WILLING TO ACCEPT QUESTIONABLE BEHAVIOR.

HOPEFULLY THINGS WILL GET BETTER. WE MUST STOP ELECTING LAWMAKERS THAT ALLOW SCHOOL FACULTIES TO FILL POSITIONS WITH TEACHERS AND EMPLOYEES THAT ARE UNQUALIFIED BECAUSE OF KNOWN LOW MORAL BEHAVIOR.

YOU PERHAPS KNOW THAT MANY CHILDREN ARE BEING HOME SCHOOLED BECAUSE OF DEPLORABLE CONDITIONS IN THEIR LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT.

TO GIVE CREDIT WHERE DUE, THERE ARE MANY AREAS IN STATES THAT HAVE GOOD UPSTANDING PERFORMANCE, USUALLY IN AREAS AWAY FROM WHERE POLITICAL POWER REIGNS,.

SHALL WE PRAY FOR BETTER TIMES AND END OF CORRUPTION AND EVIL ?
sam

Brush Strokes said...

Got me on the tic tac toe!