Tuesday, September 22, 2009

An Oldie, But a Goodie!

A friend emailed this to me today. (I've received it several times over the years. However, it was an mp3 audio file. For some reason, Blogger won't let me download it to this post. (Anyone out there know how to do this?) It's so much funnier to actually hear it, but it's just as amusing to read it. Enjoy!

Hello. You’ve reached the automated answering service of your school.

In order to assist you in connecting to the right staff member, please listen to all the options before making a selection.

To lie about why your child is absent, press 1.
To make excuses for why your child did not do his homework, press 2.
To complain about what we do, press 3.
To swear at staff members, press 4.
To ask why you didn’t get information that has already been enclosed in your newsletter, and several flyers that have been mailed to you, press 5.
If you want us to raise your child, press 6.
If you want to reach out and touch, slap or hit someone, press 7.
To request another teacher, for the third time this year, press 8.
To complain about bus transportation, press 9.
To complain about school lunches, press 0.

If you realize that this is the real world and your child must be accountable and responsible for his or her own behavior, classwork and homework, and that it’s NOT the teacher’s fault for your child’s lack of effort, hang up and have a nice day. If you want this in another language, move to a country that speaks it.

Thank you for your interest in public education.

New Principal wasn't in again today. I think she was at meetings all day. Nothing really worth writing about happened today. I did get an email from a girl I met at the last PD I went to, though. I had gotten friendly with her, and another teacher, because we sat at the same table together for both days of PD, and I had promised them I would email them a link to a great website for making handwriting papers. (I think I posted it here once before, but if you're interested it's here.) I finally got around to doing it yesterday, and the one girl emailed back today with an AWESOME link to a website specifically for the new reading series (that's what the PD was for). It's a website of great resources that are all teacher-made, and I plan to make great use of everything on it. There are games, lesson plans, assessments, recording sheets, word wall words, oh, I could go on and on. (Yes, I DO know my geeky teacher side is showing, thanks!) If any of you out there use the Storytown series, here's the link. I promise, you'll LOVE it!! Even if you don't use that series, most of the things here can be used with any primary class. Be sure to click around, as there is more than just Storytown stuff here. (Click on Return to Home Page) I love that everything is ready to print right off the site. Why reinvent the wheel, I say!

On that note, I'm off to find the ream of cardstock I KNOW I bought at Sam's Club (who the hell knows where I put it, though!) and print me some games! :)

1 comment:

C said...

i love that1 cute as hell...

hey hows that new suv with the portable picnic table?
dont it make ya just wanna go on a drive out in the country and like, pull it out, set it up, and like, yeah, like play cards on it? or scrabble perhaps? i want one in my new car.