MIDDLE SCHOOL DISPATCH

Every week, every day, and every hour tweens are saying ridiculous things to me at work. Here's some of what I remember from the past five days.
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    Ms. Rachel, do you listen to NPR?
    I was talking very slowly and quietly. This question is πŸ’―.
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    Ms. Rachel, your curls are on fleek!
    My students are SO HAPPY when I wear cute dresses or deal with my hair. It is at once a super flattering treat and a stark reminder of how disappointed they are in my choices most days. Sorry, youth, I just love wearing shapeless tunics and falling-down top knots every day. πŸ˜’
  3. β€’
    You're my favorite silly teacher.
    #1 bestest overly specific/maybe backhanded compliment πŸ’«πŸ‘πŸΌπŸŽ€
  4. β€’
    Look how big that D is!
    Kamirah was mad at Malik for bumping her desk and making her handwriting messy. I had to bite my cheek to keep from laughing and set an example for everyone else in the room who loooooost it.