welcome to my classroom

anonymous asked:

if one of your students who you generally talk to and is usually quite friendly to you suddenly went quiet, would you be concerned?

Hello Anon,

I could tell you the truth; which is that every student who walks through my door is forever “my kid” and I care deeply about them for years to come. I try to make my classroom a warm and welcoming environment where they feel permission to fail, learn, and grow. I would absolutely be concerned.

Or I could tell you a more unfortunate truth, that I have 120+ kids to educate and monitor on a daily basis and most days, many students slip through the cracks. It absolutely breaks my heart, and it happens every. single. day.

My gut is telling me that you’re a student; perhaps I’m wrong. If you are, I implore you to reach out to your teacher. Your teachers care about you but they have 1000 other responsibilities. I try to pull students aside when I notice a difference in attitude and behavior. Sometimes teachers catch it; more than often, we don’t.

Reach out, talk to someone, and good luck.

So I had this conversation with an 8th grade girl this morning.

I was standing at my classroom door at 8:30 this morning welcoming kids into my room. A girl from the other 8th grade class comes up to me. I didn’t even get a hello first.

Kid: “Do we have 3 holes?”

Me: *wildly confused* “What?”

Kid: “Do we have 3 holes?”

Me: “What do you mean?!”

Kid: “Do we have 3 holes?! You know, down there.”

So I said, “Well, yes, but can we have this conversation another time?!”

But then she came back in math and says, “But boys only have 2 holes right?!”

so obviously kids expect that on the first day of school the teacher’s going to to walk into the classroom and say ““hello students welcome to my classroom!” but tbh if I somehow ended up getting a job where it would be my responsibility to make dumb kids somewhat remotely smart aka if I were a teacher on the first day of school I would just walk in and start singing a Taylor Swift song and decide that whoever catches on before the chorus is a really great smart gifted amazing student aka a swiftie (btw if nobody caught on I’d roll my eyes, leave the classroom, and push the teacher who’s a katy kat into the room and be like ““here these are your type of kids”)

I’ll be With You ‘Til The End

Pairing: Reader x Taehyung

Angst ahead lol.

When we were young:

Our mothers bumped into each other at the grocery store, “Eomma! Who’s that girl!” a small boy asked in while pointing to y/n.

“Yah! Don’t point! It’s rude Taehyung!” nagged the parent. The boy pouted, he only wanted the answer.

Y/n’s parent bent down to his level, “I’m your mother’s friend, this is y/n, they will be staying at your place for a little bit because I need to do some grown-up things. Is that okay with you?” Taehyung looked up to his mother with a questioning face, she chuckled and nodded. Taehyung sneaked a glance at the shy girl that was hiding behind the unfamiliar adult and held out his hand, smiling as he did so,

“Let’s be friends!”

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Just the Two of Us || Closed

“Why do you have so many papers? School’s only been in session for a few weeks.”

“I’m an English teacher. What do you expect? And I gave you the light load. Be grateful.”

Alison gave her brother a little groan, following him up across the parking lot and up the stairs to his classroom. They came early enough to avoid student traffic in the halls, but there were already some teachers in the building getting ready for the day as well. Alison put the bag of graded papers down as she waited for Emile to unlock his door, picking it up and carrying it into his classroom once it was open. 

“Welcome to my domain, little sister.” Emile declared proudly, smiling.

Alison looked around, arching a brow at the sight on the ground under a desk. “Your domain has candy wrappers on the ground.”

Emile turned to see, groaning and setting his bag down once he saw the mess. “They missed my room again!” he hissed, referring to the janitors.

Alison laughed, setting her own luggage down beside Emile’s first half. “Where did these even come from? And why so many?”

“James. Detention. Need I say more?" 

Alison’s face softened a bit at the mention of Mai’s brother, and she shook her head. "No. No you don’t. Don’t you have to watch him every evening?”

“Well, for the past week, that seems like the case. I’ve heard about him when the year started, but I didn’t realize he would be that bad.”

“I guess they give the young teacher the troublemakers so they can reform them.” Alison noted, walking towards the door. “That’s what’s I’ve guessing. We’ll see how that turns out later this year I suppose.” Emile remarked, shaking his head and bending down to pick up the trash.

Alison walked towards him and helped him, throwing out the wrappers she picked up on her way out. "I suppose we will. I’ll see you later, alright? I’m gonna head on down to the art room and finish up what I’ve been working on.“

"Alright, little sis. I’ll see you after school.” Emile dismissed, smiling at Alison. She gave him a little wave, walking out and down the stairs.

At the foot of the stairs, she saw pair of familiar faces, though she only addressed the chirpy blonde, seeing as how she was the one Alison was close to out of the sibling duo. “Hey. You’re here early." 


My students began walking into the classroom this morning and the first question most of them asked was, “MRS. HALL IS TAYLOR SWIFT OKAY???”

I was confused and said “yes??? why?”


Welcome to the kindergarten classroom that understands my love for @taylorswift.

anonymous asked:

Elsanna and this prompt,“hey we hooked up last night and it turns out you are my childs teacher” au

I was waiting for this one tbh it’s my fav on the list.

Elsa wasn’t really one for one night stands.

Since she managed to get her mother to have her son, Olaf, spend the night at her place, she saw no harm in going out for a drink. That was, of course, after her date stood her up. She knew online dating wasn’t her thing but Hans talked her into it. But her first impression of the site was tarnished when the girl she agreed to meet never showed.

So she left the restaurant and hit a bar, ordering herself a beer and sulking on her bar stool. Someone ended up sitting next to her and started talking to her.  The girl was charming and smart, making Elsa laugh and feel all warm in her stomach. She had a mane of red hair and dazzling teal eyes. She didn’t quite catch her name but she had a feeling it started with an A.

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harry potter reread: half-blood prince pt ii
  • fun fact: the working title of this book was Harry Potter and His Escalating Obsession With Draco Malfoy. it’s so funny that hermione and ron are clearly getting really sick of harry banging on about him all the time. “Harry spent a lot of the last week of the holidays pondering the meaning of Malfoy’s behaviour in Knockturn Alley … To his slight annoyance, however, neither Ron nor Hermione seemed quite as curious about Malfoy’s activities as he was; or at least, they seemed to get bored of discussing it after a few days. ‘Yes, I’ve already agreed it was fishy, Harry,’ said Hermione a little impatiently.” like that specific tiredness only comes after you’re 100% done listen to your friend harp on about someone CONSTANTLY and yet they refuse to own up to the fact that they have a Huge Loathing-Fuelled Crush. just admit it harry
  • i think it’s testament to how small hogwarts really is that, without even knowing her name, harry recognises that romilda vane was a fourth-year. and then a few pages later, “the compartment door slide open again and a breathless third-year girl stepped inside.” i don’t know how it was for other people’s high schools but mine was relatively big, i barely knew everyone in my own year, let alone others who weren’t my age. obviously you could spot a first year a mile off but still, hogwarts is that sparsely populated that you kinda know everyone even if you aren’t sure of who exactly they are
  • “'What did [Draco] do when he saw you?’ ‘The usual,’ said Ron indifferently, demonstrating a rude hand gesture. 'Not like him, though, is it? Well - that is -’ he did the hand gesture again.” why am i not surprised that draco isn’t above obscene hand gestures
  • “As Harry passed the window he saw [Cho] deep in determined conversation with her friend Marietta, who was wearing a very thick layer of make-up that did not entirely obscure the odd formation of pimples still etched across her face.” look i’m not defending marietta’s betrayal of dumbledore’s army, although i could at least understand why she did it (to protect her mother’s position in the ministry) but i can’t be the only one thinking that it was a little extreme of hermione to place a jinx on her FACE that still hasn’t worn off after several months. mainly though i just find it weird that this is never used as an example of the fact that slytherin aren’t the only house to have people who do questionable things in it. even though she would’ve graduated by then, are marietta’s actions used against ravenclaw house as a whole during the battle of hogwarts to deny them the right of fighting? of course not, so why should slytherin be held responsible for the actions of a few? god just give me any prompt and no matter how irrelevant it is i will find a way to get SO angry over the treatment of slytherins
  • “Zabini did not make any sign of recognition or greeting, and nor did Harry or Neville: Gryffindor and Slytherin students loathed each other on principle.” *screams into the void*
  • “Zabini, who was interrogated after McLaggen, turned out to have a famously beautiful witch for a mother (from what Harry could make out, she had been married seven times, each of her husbands dying mysteriously and leaving her mounds of gold).” i think i speak for all of us when i say that the detailed exploits of zabini’s mother is the spin-off that we desperately need
  • did you know that on the train journey to hogwarts draco lays down, puts his head in pansy’s lap and lets her stroke his hair? i’m exploding with joy at this. it’s canon that draco likes being petted
  • “Malfoy shrugged. 'Mother wants me to complete my education, but personally, I don’t see it as that important these days. I mean, think about it…when the Dark Lord takes over, is he going to care how many O.W.L.s or N.E.W.T.s anyone’s got?’” given that voldemort tends to perfectly time his attacks towards the end of the school year i would make the suggestion that he does actually care a great deal about wizarding education. he has his priorities straight, you see
  • “'See you around, Potter…or not.’” oh shit, you got him again with a classic Malfoy Zinger draco, good one. then again, this is the 90s, when NOT! jokes were all the rage. maybe he’s just trying to be down with the kids
  • so snape mocks tonks for the fact that her patronus is now a wolf: “'I think you were better off with the old one,’ said Snape, the malice in his voice unmistakeable. 'The new one looks weak.’” fucking ironic of him to have the nerve to mock someone for mirroring their patronus after somebody they’re “'in love”’ with
  • “Harry looked around [the DADA classroom] as they entered. Snape had imposed his personality upon the room already; it was gloomier than usual as curtains had been drawn over the windows, and was lit by candlelight. New pictures adorned the walls, many of them showing people who appeared to be in pain, sporting grisly injuries or strangely contorted body parts.” ~ welcome 2 my twisted classroom ~
  • after harry’s historical “'There’s no need to call me “sir”, Professor” line the only positive reaction is that “Ron, Dean and Seamus grinned appreciatively.” a grin? a GRIN? you can’t tell me that the gryffindor boys wouldn’t have absolutely fucking lost it at this. they would’ve re-enacted it for the rest of the year
  • the last time i read this book i was eleven, so the reveal that snape was the half-blood prince just made me gasp in surprise, but going into it knowing that i’m just full of secondhand embarrassment, it’s such a pompous nickname. the half-blood prince? he named HIMSELF that. what a twat
  • okay obviously the scene where marvolo gaunt angrily seethes at merope in parseltongue for flirting with a muggle is disturbing as all hell but i can’t help but laugh at bob ogden just standing there “bewildered and irritated at this renewed outbreak of incomprehensible hissing and rasping.” like what do you do when you show up to arrest a man for attacking a muggle and then suddenly he and his father start making fervid snake noises at each other? that probably wasn’t in his job description
  • as well as sectumsempra, snape also invented a hex that causes toenails to rapidly grow, a jinx that glues someone’s tongue to the roof of their mouth, and then… muffliato and levicorpus. which tbh is a bit of a strange combination. you can imagine his thought process. “right, i’ll get that prat potter with the jinx and the hex…oh, i guess i should actually invent something relatively serious shouldn’t i”