I have stated several times about how much I love my job, it is the students who make teaching the best job on Earth and when I find my students pretending to be me it makes me smile.
Today I was running a few minutes late as I was talking to a fellow colleague about an important situation. It was during this time that my current grade 8 class had a "substitute teacher' (aka student who wanted to be Mrs Bumstead). Apparently he was very funny because as I arrived to the classroom the students were all rolling on the floor in laughter.
Boy times have changed I do not remember ever trying to imitate my teachers as I was often so scared of what they would think. I love that my students are comfortable with me that we can joke around. The students told me that I arrived too late to class because I missed the best part. I responded by saying: "Why did you not take out an i-pad to record the performance"
Another student responds "I would have but the sign out process for iPads takes too long and I would have missed it anyway." How can you not love that?
At Christmas time our school puts together a dance competition where each class creates a dance with a specific theme. It was during that time that a very funny skit was created with what Mr and Mrs Bumstead did on their honeymoon. I think I laughed so much that I was crying. Believe it or not I love it when students can make fun. Just recently I had a student also perform a skit about the particle theory where she pretended to be me with pencils in her hair and teaching other important concepts.
Thanks for making me laugh guys-- you are all really great kids!