I'm not going to school tomorrow, neener neener neener........
Looking forward to staying up late, sleeping in, and a night of crafty goodness.
Today at school was the Martin Luther King Jr assembly. The kids were quiet and respectful for the most part, except when the one kid yelled a gang name out and the principal dared him to stand up and identify himself. And then when the kid wouldn't do it, said Get Your Ignorant Self Out Of Here and all the kids clapped and cheered - FOR THE PRINCIPAL. It made me feel better about teaching here. It's a reminder that not all the kids are part of gangs and not all the kids support those who are. My third period was amazing and awesome and as a reward, they will get cookies during their test on Friday.
The most amusing part of the presentation, however, was that while the gospel choir was singing there was a picture slide show of various African-American and non-white leaders projected behind them. People like Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Barack Obama and others were shown on the screen. Some of the others were a little hard to connect, but it could be done, such as Hilary Clinton (um....technical minority (woman) who supports civil rights??) but there was one picture I still can't quite connect to a Black History month presentation - a picture of Michael Phelps.