On Friday morning I walked into my classroom. I was surprised to find the door unlocked and the lights on. I was even more surprised to find one of the freshman guys standing on a chair hanging streamers from the ceiling all by himself. The kids are never at school that early so I was certainly taken off guard. Apparently the kids weren't expecting me either and so they asked me to leave. I quickly discovered that my fourth hour Algebra I class threw me a little party on Friday afternoon. They had cake, cookies, drinks, games, balloons, and a gift. They put all of this together the night before! I joked with them that they were just trying to get out of having class because I NEVER have "free" days in my classroom. Regardless of their motive, I felt pretty special. I will certainly miss being a teacher. Here are some pictures of the party:
This isn't the class that threw me the party, which is why they are taking a test.
I thought these signs were so sweet - and of course the girls had to give me some name suggestions.
Apparently freshman aren't so bad afterall.
They even had games to play. They had to guess how many squares of toilet paper would go around my stomach. One of the guys guessed 36!!!
One of the boys told me he went looking for balloons for me. With the most serious look on his face he said, "All of the balloons said either 'it's a girl' or 'it's a boy.' I tried to find one that just said, 'it's a kid' but I couldn't find one, Mrs. Glupker." I laughed so hard!