Saturday, November 6, 2010

Timing is Everything

Monday this last week I had a chair appear in my room and I did not know where it came from. It was a little bit bigger than what my kids use so I asked the teacher next door if it was hers and she said it wasn't. I just left the chair in my room thinking I will figure it out later.

Wednesday my principal came in to observe one of my lessons. I wasn't very nervous becaue we have had a few informal meetings and he is in my room almost everyday so it really wasn't a big deal. Although it became a big deal when he tried to sit in the chair that had mysteriously appeared in my room.

He pulled the chair down off the table and set his notebook on the table. He sat down and the chair legs gave out, chair collapsed, and I looked over and my principal was sitting on the floor with a broken chair beside him. I wanted to crawl into a hole and die at that moment. The kids didn't know if they should laugh or really be concerned, and our principal acted like no big deal (thank goodness!).

Not the greatest way to start off my first formal observation as a first year teacher but everything else turned out okay so I guess I just have a good story to tell.

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