Sunday, December 19, 2010

Just call me a copycat...

You probably all already know who this guy is. He teaches fourth grade and takes awesome photographs and blogs about it all. Pretty cool.
His "Moments with Joey" are so fun to read though, thought I'd share one of my favorites with you:
I copied it by the way, from his awesome blog.

SCENE 1, INTERIOR. MORNING, FIFTH GRADE CLASSROOM. The teacher has just taken two Tylenol for a migraine. He is rubbing his temples at the back table with his eyes closed. When he opens his eyes, a ten year-old boy is standing in front of him.
JOEY: Are you okay, Mr. Z?
TEACHER: I just have a headache, that’s all.
[The boy nods].
JOEY: Yeah, me too...
TEACHER: They’re not very much fun, are they?
JOEY: Nope. [Pause]. Mr. Z? Would you ever push me off a cliff?
TEACHER: Now why in the world would I ever do something like that?
JOEY: I don't know, maybe because it's fun? [pause]. Princesses are mean. [pause]. Girls are mean, too. They always get what they want in fairy tales.
TEACHER: What does that have to do with anything, Joey?
[The boy shrugs and continues to stand there, after a second, he takes a small step closer to his teacher].
TEACHER: Wow, I can't believe it, my headache just got worse.
[The boy takes a step backward].
TEACHER: Wow, now that suddenly feels better. [pause]. Isn't that interesting? The closer you get, the worse my headache seems to get. When you move away the pain goes away, too.
[The boy grins].
JOEY: So, I give you headaches, Mr. Z?
TEACHER: You said it, not me…
[Fade to black].
I love it.
Anyway, go check him out if you haven't already.


Cherie said...

I like Teachin Fourth too - His blog is awesome!

Loving your new family picture on your header!!!

Merry Christmas :-D

Jenny said...

I love reading Teachin Fourth!

tammy said...

I want Mr. Z. to be my sons' teacher.