There is definitely never a dull moment when working with high school students.
Student: "Ms. H, are you married?"
Another Student: "Does she look like she would be married?"
At this point in the conversation, I'm trying to figure out if I should be offended or what... After a few comments from other students that it wasn't a very nice comment, the student clarifies: "Well, she isn't wearing a ring or anything, so she doesn't look like she would be married." Was that what they really meant? I'll probably never know...
One of my students walks by me in the hall wearing pajama pants and a sort-of hat made out of a tube of black fleece fabric with pink pigs. The other math teacher and I exchange a look of disbelief. Next, the librarian comes down and tells us that we will need to send the student to the office when he comes back by us for his dress code violation.
Since he is actually in my next period, I assure her that I will send him to the office. Well, he comes to the door, and I inform him that he will have to go to the office. Why? Well, you're not allowed to wear pajamas at school. You'll need to go to the office.
Instead of complying with my request, he says, "That's okay, I'll just take them off." He then proceeds to pull down his pajama pants in the hall. The other math teacher and I are shocked. I mean, students don't usually just start taking off their clothes in the hallway. Now, I'm going to have a bigger issue to deal with than a dress code violation. This is definitely not something they teach you how to deal with in your typical teacher education program. Luckily, he was wearing normal, dress code appropriate shorts under the pajama pants. I just didn't know that at the time when he announced that he would just take off his pants.
Student: "Ms H, did you go to college?"
Student: "What college did you go to?"
I answer him
Student: "Well, you have nice handwriting. And, I heard that people who went to college tend to have nice handwriting."
Umm...I thought it was common knowledge that all teachers have been to college, but I guess it's not...