Saturday, August 16, 2008

Scary Days

I can't thank you enough for all the positive vibes and comments.

I love you all, but I must now freak out since I just carried my three teacher-edition texts home and they weighed in at 18 lbs. No lie. I've got a SmartBoard in my class that I don't know how to use, classes start Wednesday and my new best friend (who doesn't know it yet) is most unfortunately sharing her last name with a South Park character. I imagine her high-school teaching life is a living hell.

I will try to visit all your bloggy goodness as time permits and type up a worthy report at the end of next week.

I figure that getting this job was meant to be since I have found THE most perfect shirt, as V. Ice will model for you. (PS - No time for a decent clean up job on this pic.)




"if there was a problem
yo I'll solve it"
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38 Comments :

Meg said...

First!

Meg always wanted to do that.

Good luck at school--would love more details.

Would also love to borrow that tiny t-shirt for Sonny--the 60s look is getting old.

Tina said...

You're going to do great! The kids will love you. How could they not? Please find time to let us know how it's going...

Sunshine said...

Be calm and do not get worked up over the "smart board". It is user friendly and if it acts up on you, unplug it. I have one in my class and all I have to do is click and it shows on the screen, look at it this way, it is like a giant overhead projector that the kids can touch and interact with it... you will be fine, I haven't electricuted any of my third graders yet with it , although some are on the top of the list to feel the surge. Congrats and good luck....

Memarie Lane said...

I'm guessing... Cartman?

Cocotte said...

Waaaaaa....you will be sorely missed!!!!

And my kids say half their teachers don't know how to use the smartboards. I'm sure some nerdy kid will give you a hand!

MereCat said...

Mwahhhhh!!!! YO! That's great. I think I'm falling in love with V. Ice all over again.

sista #2 said...

Ice Ice Baby...
He is hot. I think the doll is hotter than the real deal.

peace
#2

Chat Blanc said...

you could always have v.ice run the smart board for ya, and bring a little extra entertainment to the classroom. :)

Queen Goob said...

NINTH!!!!

You'll do great! Slam back a beer todnight and I bet you'll have that SmartBox figured out in no time. If not, it won't bother you so much when you beat it to a bloody pulp.

We’re proud of you Honey!

Queen Goob said...

TENTH!!!

SmartBox

SmartBoard

You'll figure it out. LOL

for a different kind of girl said...

On the first day of classes, I dare you to stand at the front of the class and say, "Alright, stop! Collaborate and listen!"

I. Dare. You.

Ha!

Have a fantastic adventure, and get back here when you can!

Mary Witzl said...

What a great shirt. Too bad you can't wear it on your first day of teaching to let the kids know what they've got in store! Believe me, I'd have been thrilled to have a teacher with your sense of fun.

Kylie in Warsaw said...

Wow! I've totally been out of touch, I didn't even know about the job.

Good luck! Everything will go wonderfully!

Anonymous said...

Who needs a smartboard? Just start telling stories about Africa!

Congrats!

PS--Just got home from camping with Patty and all of humanity at a Jellystone resort. Note to other novice campers: Do not opt for a water/electic site unless you want to hear your neighbors' Johnny Cash [let us all bow our heads in respect--now lift them back up and read on] until 2:00 freakin' AM! Here's a freebie since you've read this far: put omlette fixins'--including a dollop of butter--in a freezer baggie and boil it until no more raw eggs come out of the middle when you gently squeeze it with tongs. Voila! Mess-free omlettes slide out of the bag.

Kelly said...

Good luck to you!
You'll be missed!

Hey It's Di said...

Alice is heading back to school! I'm sure that you will have all your students thinking that you are the most amazing thing since V Ice.

Best of luck! Go kick some butt (not literally though) and I will be looking forward to hearing your adventures:)

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

I just paid a dollar to download Bread's "It Don't Matter To Me" off itunes. I'm sitting here listening to it in its entirety and wondering why I would do such a thing.

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

So, ummmm, are you like practicing putting your hair into a bun and smacking kids with rulers? Those are important skills that every schoolteacher should have.

LceeL said...

Good luck at and in school. I KNOW you're going to be an outstanding instructor.

Queen Goob said...

Ding ding ding ding dinga ding ding.....ice ice baby

Sounds like you're going to have more fun than me, I just have to save the state from a natural disaster and the ba$tard$ are never satisfied with food and water. Nooooo, they want "ice ice baby".

Maybe I WILL move to Savannah! LOL

Bobbi said...

Good luck! I know you're going to be wonderful!

Bee said...

I'm guessing Chokesondick... ???

Buena Suerte!!

Jenn Thorson said...

Hang in there, Alice! Rooting you on, as always. May Vanilla Ice be with you! :)

Camille said...

Oh, smart boards are amazing--you're so luck you are the one who gets to use it (even if you don't quite know how yet). As a student, I am always itching to get up there and try them out. Almost enough to make me want to be a professor. But not really.

JenniBeanV said...

Smartboards are excellent once you get the hang of them! GOOD LUCK going back!

Manager Mom said...

Take your time, fair Alice. Although you will be mightily missed, what's more important - feeding V Ice's already HUGE ego, or warping young minds?

I am sending you hiatusey vibes in the hiatusphere. May we both vibratorarly collide back on the interwebs soon.

Caroline said...

Best of luck! I would love to teach someday! Keep us "posted."

Hey It's Di said...

When your done beating kids, I've got some awards for you:)

Hey It's Di said...

Aw Hell! You already have them! OK, just pretend then:)

That girl from Shallotte said...

I'm late piping in here, but I'm voting for Mackey. It's Mackey, right? Even if it isn't, I'm going to pretend it is, mmmmmmkay?

Oh, and teacher? Leave them kids alone. (Groan... that was simply horrible. I'll try to do better when I get back from vacation a week from Saturday.)

Kick ass, my friend!

jen said...

we just got smartboards at our school too. i don't get one...because my office is a closet.

but...i could play with v-ice (or hammer) all day and no one would ever know. it's the beauty of the closet.

congrats. i'll be thinking of you as we...WE...all start back at school. yeah you!

Alice Wills Gold said...

That is amazing that you found a job that fast.

All of our teachers got Active Boards this year too....good luck with that.

And good luck dealing with all of those kids all of the day! WOW! I have even more respect for you now.

And, I will be glad that you will be choosing to blog less and less because let's face it, I'm swamped on my google reader.

Good luck with everything.

One of the things that my daughter's class liked to do best was use the Active Board to tally who would be ordering what for lunch every morning.

VE said...

What'd you go and get a job for? This will put a serious crimp on your blogging!

Tracy said...

I WANT THAT FRIPPIN SHIRT!!

I think it's the least that Vanilla Ice could do for me after my whole eyebrow incident! Where did you find it?

Good luck with your job. I'm sure you'll have lots of blog fodder from it. That's a plus!

jennie said...

that is a great shirt! and congratulations! I hope all is going well.

Kelly said...

I wonder what Alice is doing...???
I miss you!

JD at I Do Things said...

I can't wait to hear about your teaching adventures. Best of luck! We're not going anywhere!

JD at I Do Things

Belladonna said...

You don't have to know everything. Just stay a couple chapters ahead of the students. Have FUN with it! (I can say that because my summer term just ended and I have nothing to grade for a while till fall starts up the end of Sept.)

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