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classroom funnies/believe it or not!

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Dave Beaman (
Thu, 7 Jan 1999 12:02:31 -0600

Greetings to all from Minnesota- It's about -20 degrees here today and lots
of accidents
because of "black ice." I've enjoyed the classroom funnies over the past
few weeks. my
contributions aren't so funny as unbelievable!

This happened one of my first years as a teacher:
I called in sick one day, early in the morning, as was the practice in those
For some reason, I called the school late in the afternoon. The assistant
answered the phone and let out a gasp...... He hung up the phone on me! I
out the next day that the "office" hadn't called a sub- they forgot all
about it! He
hung up the phone and ran down to my classes- all the kids had been coming
class all day long; had been working without supervision. The "office"
joked that
they didn't need an art teacher because the kids could take care of

Another "believe it or not" happened about 5 years ago...... I got a message
the "principal's office" stating that I had a (unnamed in the note) student
in my class
that "may go berserk" in the classroom. The note went on to state that "if
the student
went out of control, I was to evacuate the room- but I was to stay to make
certain the
student was not injured........

Dave Beaman