Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Best. Year. Ever.

Can I get a Woot! Woot! for summer vacation? I'm on it right now.

Woot! Woot!

Sorry, I don't mean to rub it in. I can be mean sometimes.

I just came off of my Best. Year. Ever.

No lie. I had such an amazing class and we had so much fun, that you would think that maybe I didn't want it to end. And even though I'm crazy, I'm not that crazy because I loooooooove me a good summer vacation.

I will miss all of my little monster peeps though. Smooches, monsters!

This little cartoon was given to me by one of my students, Harrison, with a heartfelt request to post it on my blog. Don't worry, I made him get a signed note from his mom that it was okay for me to exploit him on the Internet.

If it makes me famous, I promise to share the profits with Harrison 50/50.

I'm sure that Harrison has been checking my blog daily since school got out, and turning away dejected, because his cartoon wasn't up yet. I can just see his wasted-on-a-boy, long, silky eyelashes fluttering in disappointment.

And I apologize for that, Harrison. I was busy sitting on my couch, drooling and telling myself "I should really get up and put Harrison's comic up."

It's a well-known phenomenon known as the End-of-the-School-Year Crash and Burn. It happens to teachers and college students the world over. Your body goes into shock from the abrupt change of schedule, and you either turn into an unsightly bowl of Jell-O, or you get a burning in your belly that makes you very twitchy and causes you to go on a massive cleaning and clutter purging spree. Last year I did the twitchy thing, this year the Jell-O thing.

I like to mix things up.

Anyway, here's Harrison's cartoon, complete with my unsolicited commentary. I'm sure he'll love that part.

I think this is a little dig at my "No airborne objects" in the classroom rule. I tell the kids on the first day of school that my classroom is a No-Fly Zone and there will be no airborne objects EVER. I then go on to explain that I am Air Traffic Control and they must ask for clearance before take off.

Air Traffic Control always says no.

I became a teacher so I can boss people around.

Don't touch it, you'll be sorry . . .

Consequences . . . stink.

Notice my lack of segmented insect body. I didn't like the results from that plan, so I switched to the Shapeless Skeletor plan. It makes my hair look like it has more body, don't you think?

Watch out, I'm wearing my Angry Eyebrows.

I love winning. It makes me happy.

I know this one is a dig. I'm always harping on the kids to watch their units, because if I ever hear of them crashing a satellite when they are scientists, I will come to their house and have strong words with them.

Americans and their stubborn refusal to embrace the metric system. 

Harrison loves Accelerated Math. I think I'll mail him a little summer math packet. Ugly long division with irrational numbers. 
He'll be so happy.


  1. That is so hilarious!!!!

    You rock for posting it.
    I wouldn't think you would want summer vacation at all because Harrison is so stinkin' cute! How are you going to survive without a dose of him everyday?

  2. so dang awesome! totally made my day, thank you.

  3. Oh, don't you just LOVE students? Not to rub it in, but I've been on summer vacation since April 30--bah ha ha ha! I've been on the obsessive de-cluttering spree and am seriously thinking it's jello time. Tell Harrison he's great, and that he has an awesome teacher.

  4. the kids at my school make cartoon drawings all the time, too, it's really popular, I guess!

  5. How cute is that! Oh, wait, cute might not be appreciated. That is way cool! Harrison did a fantastic job on that and he got you down, Jill! I think you look great with your angry eyebrows! ;)

  6. Hold on teaching is summer til June9th! Ahem... lol...

    What a cute comic strip! I always wonder what comes over kids when they dote on a teacher! lol...And then how they lose that innocence in middle school!

    Have a great I am slaving away for 6 more school day!

  7. HA! I love it. I've missed reading posts from you. Enjoy your Summer!

  8. That was great! Thanks for the chuckles today.
    P.S. Did you tap your foot in class, too?

  9. Harrison rocks. That was too funny. Thank you so much for sharing it, it made my day.

  10. I love that your students know you blog- and read it!

    and I LOVE Harrison's comic. its a fabulous depiction of what an awesome teacher you are. :) lol

  11. this is AWESOME!
    and I have been doing the Jello thing so far too....

    You must be a super great teacher, Harrison is very lucky :)

  12. ohh, I love the commentary along with the comic. I love your dialog of units and crashing with the kids. You have got to be a very engaging teacher with your students. Thanks for sharing.