Monthly Archives: July 2011

Wax On, Wax Off Museum

Situation: A U.S. History teacher is working with students on a project where they research a historical character then portray them as if in a wax museum. Other students enter the classroom and push a button and the student recites … Continue reading

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Thank you, Eddie Murphy … when you were funny.

Situation: Student who enjoys reading words backwards has theory on Eddie Murphy’s comedy, i.e. his comedy routine with ice cream and “you’re under welfare, you can’t afford it!” Student: Do you know what “Haagen Dazs” sounds like when read backwards? … Continue reading

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Really-gious?!

Situation: Student making small talk with teacher during study hall. Student: Say ‘Jesus’ backwards. Teacher: Uh … “Sus-sej” Student: Yeah! Ha! “Sausage”

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Damn Dam!!!!

Situation: A carcass of a beaver is found in a nearby creek by a group of students. One student asks if it’s a beaver or an otter, for which the teacher doesn’t have an answer but promises to find out. … Continue reading

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Christ Doesn’t Give Autographs

Situation: A literature teacher takes a vanĀ load of kids to Bookman’s, a store for buying and trading books and music, to peruse the shelves. The task at hand is to trade old books, text and paperback, for novels that have … Continue reading

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Trading Students

Situation: An ESL student from China tells on another student for using an iPod during class. The results will cause dramatic economic events in the future, promising to affect trade relations between the two super powers. ESL Student: She’s playing … Continue reading

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