Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Home Improvement

I found the grafitti covered in my classroom today.
Now the room is mosaic colored. Too bad they didn't actually paint the room.
And I didn't see the broken thermostat anymore.
Wait, I removed the poster and found the thermostat taped to the wall. The wires are still cut and it still does not work.
The hole in the wall is still there.

I suggested to my students that they run a story on the conditions of this trailer in the yearbook or the school newspaper, but then realized that Principal Suit would never let them be printed. The kids talked about doing it behind his back. I told them not to. After all, he is in charge and right or wrong, it is his decision.


Jose said...

you're a good person for not letting them do it behind his back. nonetheless, that room "improvement" is terrible, and someone needs to work on it for real. maybe you can make it work. in any case, very good.


Ms. Tsouris said...

What happens when it turns colder? Should you buy one of those gel-fueled fireplaces with Teachers' Choice money to warm the place up a bit? Principal Suit needs a less than gentle reminder. Just another thought......maybe you could use old Prentice Hall Math A books for fuel. They're starting to collect dust around classrooms citywide.

Schoolgal said...

What makes you think Suit didn't do it???

Pissed Off said...

As much as I dislike Suit, he wouldn't cut the wires. With no heat, we won't be able to use trailers and classes will sit in the auditorium. After that I will be asked to explain why my kids did not do well on AP exam or regents.

Mrs. T said...

Does the Principal really control what goes into student publications like the paper and yearbook?

Pissed Off said...

He has censorship over it all.