Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Liar, liar, pants on fire…

So someone is lying to me. I’m not entirely sure who it is yet, but I have my suspicions. And believe me, you are NOT going to be happy when I find you…and the longer it takes and the more time I waste…the LESS happy you are going to be.

Oh my, that sounds down right threatening.

Well, IT’S SUPPOSED TO!!!!

Let me just throw down the big disclaimer and remind you that I absolutely love my class this year. Seriously. Love love love them. I honestly look forward to the day more than I have in a long time. I have some fabulously quirky kids (which is how I like ‘em) and we just have this thing going. Like Curly said, “We have an understanding.”

With that in mind, imagine how I felt when one of my girls showed me the word wall table tent at her table. (You all have to try word wall table tents for Writer’s by the by. Just take a manilla folder, paste a sheet with half the alphabet on one side and half on the other and add the words as you go. I heart them.)

In fairly large letters it says “Foke you.”

“Foke you”????

Yea, it means what you think.

We had to leave for lunch right away so I kept it private at first. But I had several immediate thoughts as I brought my friends downstairs to the cafeteria.

Thought #1:
Whoever it was spelled the “F word” with a sneaky e!!! I mean, do you hear the long o sound in “f*ck” friends? No, you do not. And we have been talking about long and short vowels for the last few weeks. WTF??? (And I would spell it correctly…so there!). I was seriously disappointed…how screwed up is that?

Thought #2:
I am so annoyed that this is what I have to deal with this afternoon because we are having a great day. I hate those moments when I have to choose the battle and deal…

Thought #3:
Or, maybe I can relish the gnarly guilt trip I’m about to lay on them….hmmm…this could get juicy.

Thought #4:
You know what? Foke you too. Those table tents took a long time for me to make.

So they get back from lunch and we have our emergency class meeting. I lay it on thick. It was genius. The TONY people totally should have been there. It went a little something like this.

Me: (blah blah blah, this is what happened, I am so disappointed, blah blah blah…). I know who did this (I totally don’t). And I could just punish that person. But I want them to learn something about responsibility. We are all responsible for making this classroom a place we all look forward coming to. Today someone decided not to hold up their end of the deal and did not take care of us. I’m going to give everyone a slip of paper. If you have a clear heart and conscience, you can just write me a quick hello on your paper. If you have a sad heart and know you need to be a responsible citizen of our class, you can privately tell me what you’ve done.

No one fessed up. FOKE!!!

It was worth a try. I’m not done yet either. A note went home to all the parents and I’m expecting a tearful confession in the a.m.

Hopefully this is the last time my mystery friend will foke around in class!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I foking love it!

17 (really 15) more years said...

The little lying foker!!

ms. preppy said...

FOKE, anonymous stole my comment!
That is going to be my new faux cuss word.
Hope you figure out who is foking with you.

Mimi said...

You guys are foking fabulous!!

Amy said...

I'm anxious to hear what happens tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Someone in our town painted fuke Mr. R---- on the side of a barn. It was huge. But they spelled it wrong. It was the joke of the town for a long time. They constantly talked about schools teaching spelling better.

Jen Barney said...

ugh... foke. I am sorry- That is a downer!

Smithie said...

I'm so glad I teach fokeing Juniors. They don't bother writing it down they tell you to Foke off like big boys and girls.

organized chaos said...

the sneaky e is disappointing, but he did spell 'you' correctly. Possibly using the fabulous word-wall table tents to do so?

Ms M. said...

I'm late to comment and all the good foke jokes have been taken! funny stuff...

cbh said...

i found your blog while searching for other teacher blogs and loved it. this post reminds me of my own "F*ck" story. I once had a student convince another student to write "F*ck You" on something and when I confronted the writer he proudly told me, "Yes, I wrote that. And I did it ALL BY MYSELF!" He was PROUD!

雪花 said...

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