Saturday, March 03, 2007

A High School Dance...

Mr. Fiancee helped to chaperone a high school dance tonight. He was able to meet several of my little monsters. They were more than excited to meet them.

At one point during the night, he says to me, "This makes me grateful for my office job."

I think he finally got a glimpse of what I do...Good.

11 comments:

Dennis Fermoyle said...

I hope you and the future Mr. AT enjoyed the dance. Did you go out and show off a few of your moves? Whenever I chaperone a dance, there are girls who want me to come out and dance with them, but I've come up with the perfect response: If I want to look stupid, all I have to do is walk.

the anonymous teacher said...

Dennis,
I'm in your boat. I have no coordination whatsoever and look silly enough when I walk, so I won't even try to dance...despite quite a few students harassing me to bust a move.
I did have several students dance with me as I stood and shook my head at them.

rookie teacher said...

Awesome ... nobody can really know what it's like to have our life as a teacher until they see it with their own eyes.

Jill said...

Brave you! I chaperoned a dance once in my first year. I've refuse to do it since. Good for you for getting your fiance to come. My husband (as my fiance) was always my Outdoor Ed male chaperone. It was always good for us!

JimGym said...

Yea, sometimes the "non-teachers" in our lives can't really know what it's like. So how was the dance, I'm sure there was some booty poppin' and the like.

"Ms. Cornelius" said...

My husband always ran screaming the other way when an opportunity presented itself for him to go to some sort of school function. He finally went, and, like Mr. Fiance, had an epiphany.

That doesn't mean he still doesn't get testy every year when June rolls around and I ask him nicely to try not to wake me up every morning as he shuffles off to work....

(snicker)

the anonymous teacher said...

Mr. Fiancee wasn't just chaperoning...He volunteered ::or I volunteered him:: to be our photographer. One of the perks of dating the Student Council sponsor.

Jill, I was beyond disgusted by some of the things I saw. I felt I needed to go take a hot shower.

Jim, There was way more than "booty poppin'" I've seen strippers with cleaner moves. (Okay, I've never actually seen a real stripper, but I have seen movies...

Ms. Cornelius, Mr. Fiancee gets very crabby on my days off and breaks. Although he is insisting that he's going to put me to work on fix-it projects around the house over summer vacation.

40 said...

Wow, I always like to show people how bad they have it in the corporate world by comparison to my teaching job. I guess perspective is everything.

(Or maybe I've been hit in the head a little too often - too much football)

:)

Amy said...

I just stumbled across your blog while searching for blog related to teaching. LOVE it. I'm student teaching in a large school, midwest, fairly affluent. You could be a teacher at my school, for all I know. I'm definitely going to keep reading.

House said...

One question...(if your dances are anything like our dances, which reminds me, I think I just came up with a new title for my next entry)...did the fiance look around and start to sweat at the prospect of raising a child that would some day grow up and act like that?

teacherblogger411 said...

What grade level do you teach? Have you experienced "freak dancing" yet? This is a current problem at my school and it is really getting out of hand.