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.
- •Ms. Rachel, do you listen to NPR?I was talking very slowly and quietly. This question is 💯.
- •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. 😒
- •You're my favorite silly teacher.#1 bestest overly specific/maybe backhanded compliment 💫👍🏼🎀
- •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.