Archive for August, 2008

Class Lists

I got my class list today and I’m not sure how I feel about it.  My problem is that I teach future fourth graders in summer school so I get a taste for what’s coming.  I know I have some doozies on my list so now I get to spend the next two weeks figuring out the best way to deal with certain behaviors these children have (i.e.  I supposedly have to keep sharp objects away from one kid and approach another calmly and try to get said child into the hallway).  Now, I take pride in the fact that I’ve been told that I handle the “troubled” kids very well, but it seems like I get quite a few each year.  I can deal with one or two, even 3 if I have to, but last year I had 5-6 depending on the day and who got their medicine.  This year doesn’t look like that many, but I still have my concerns.  On an up note, I seem to have a large quantity of well behaved, well performing students as well, maybe they’ll rub off on the other kids.

The Middleman

There is this show on ABCFamily called The Middleman.  It is hilarious.  It’s about this girl named Wendy Watson “Dub-Dub” with an art major who works temp jobs for cash.  She gets recruited by the Middleman to solve “exotic problems.”  This show is very comic booky.  The Middleman is strait laced, he never curses and drinks milk for calcium.  He says things like dag nab it.  Wendy is a smart ass.  She is always making wise cracks heavily laden with pop culture references.  You have to be able to accept a bit of corniness to watch this show, there is an Uzi toting gorilla, but I think it’s worth it.  Check out the video below for some of the funny phrases the Middleman uses.

and this video with obligatory Johnny Cash references