Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Top Of Their Game

I mourn my students from last year. Specifically, my students from last hour, last year. They were world-class chair-straighteners, by cracky! Olympic caliber. Chair-straighteners without equal. The creme de la creme of chair-straighteners. Chair-straightening mavens, if you will. They wrote the book on chair-straightening. If you look up chair-straighteners in the dictionary, you see their picture.

This year's class? Meh. They go through the motions. Put a desk foot on the tile corner. Let the other three reside where they may. Sometimes they'll push their chairs all the way in. My classroom looks like something out of a Richard Scarry book. But without the worm in the hat and bow tie. It looks busy. Nothing lined up right. Corners akimbo.

I mourn my students from last year. I'm still looking for a specific talent from this year's group. I'm sure they'll surprise me when I least expect it. Otherwise, it wouldn't be a surprise. Right?


Kathy's Klothesline said...

These skills must be developed! It takes time!

Hillbilly Mom said...

Yes, I'm sure they'll hit their stride before fourth quarter.

labbie1 said...

Get out the whip and chair and get cracking on 'em girl! LOL

Hillbilly Mom said...

Yes, they just need training. Heavy duty training.