Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Five Days Left with the Students...

Monday morning, final exams schedule. My period one 10th grade students are here in my class for the last time.

As the students finish their exam, their energy pulses like a flashing beacon from a space satellite.

Those of you who are finished with your exams, you may be excused to the reading pod. You can sign yearbooks, but no talking. There's still a few people taking tests.

A few minutes later a female student comes running out of the reading area, past me, through the room, and out the door with her hand covering her mouth. Her cheeks are puffed out like a chipmunk; she appears to be about to upchuck.

Curious, I walk over to the reading pod and look in. About six students are sitting on the floor in a circle. All of them looking like they have a case of the mumps. I see a bag of large marshmallows in the center.

What's going on?? You guys aren't even supposed to eat in the building. And why is Martha running out of the room like she's about to throw up?

Sorry miss. We were having a contest to see who could fit the most marshmallows in their mouths. Martha was winning, but then she started to choke.

Nice. Is it summer yet?

33 comments:

Jan said...

ROFLMAO!!!

Poor Martha - I hope she's okay.

I'm getting the "school's almost out" crazies from the other end. The Young One hasn't been this antsy in quite some time. I think part of it is anticipation/anxiety about starting high school in the fall.

Come on, Thursday!!

Linda said...

Ahhh, to be young again:)

Sniffles and Smiles said...

LOL...so typical!!!! Summer's coming!!! Woohoo!!!! Have a great last week!!! Congrats on a job well done!!!! ~Janine XO

darsden said...

LOL, that girl will be somebodies pride and joy one day...rotflmfao..

Happy Summer to be to you Soon :-))

Twenty Four At Heart said...

We have two more weeks here ... and two graduations to get through in the same day. Can't wait for it to be over!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Almost summer. And a most welcome one on this end. Youngest has Chemistry final today and Art tomorrow. I'm calling it "year over" today.

Hope you'll post your summer plans soon. And your reading list.

Cairo Typ0 said...

Marshmallow eating contests... I miss being a kid sometimes. :)

mo.stoneskin said...

And you didn't join in?

Actually I was in an exam once when someone chucked up. There was an almighty barfing sound.

Cristin said...

Oh, marshmallows...I was imagining something far worse in the poor girl's mouth...

Smart Mouth Broad said...

What is it about the end of the year that makes them all NUTS! A marshmallow eating contest. GAG!

Sandi said...

I love kids! I seriously feel for the teachers at the end of the year. Hang in there friend!

lisa said...

You know, it's not fun until somebody gets hurt, or throws up.:)

It's almost over and then you'll miss them over the summer.

Sprite's Keeper said...

Death by Stay Puff! Should've told her to stay put!

That was funnier before I wrote it.

Michel said...

Oh MAN! I LOVE marshmallows!! I could totally win that contest!!! CURSES!

five days - not that you're counting or anything....

Jess said...

I hope they still gave her the win cause it ain't easy shoving all those things in your mouth! They should totally do gobstoppers next!

only a movie said...

I love this story Pseudo. So light, so sweet. (I know they drive you crazy - and really - 5 days!? Lucky you!)

We had the cops in my classroom today. And not for the summer bicycle safety class. ::sigh::

Hang in there...

Hit 40 said...

I have 10 days, 4 hours and 10 minutes to go!!

My Gosh!!! You almost made it throgh the school year without a death! Curses to this child!!

I fear a child that appears to be sleeping is really dead!!!! I wake all sleepers. Can you imagine the 6pm news if one died and we didn't notice!!!!

Beth said...

That would have been a story for the newspaper. And I'm sure they would have blamed the school.

I hope those last few days go quickly!

Columbia Lily said...

HYSTERICAL. It's cool that they all RAN to tell you that a student was CHOKING TO DEATH IN CLASS.

Sophomores are FREAKING CLUELESS!!!

Columbia Lily said...

HYSTERICAL. It's cool that they all RAN to tell you that a student was CHOKING TO DEATH IN CLASS.

Sophomores are FREAKING CLUELESS!!!

Casey said...

I've heard of binge and purge but that's a little excessive.

Mrsbear said...

Hahahaha. Reminds me of that scene in Cool Hand Luke, with the hard boiled eggs. You'd think a girl would at least know better. I loathe marshmallows.

Pearl said...

Oh, that is funny!

Makes me miss high school!

Pearl

Tricia said...

Hah! You're going to miss your marshmallow eaters aren't you.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I am going to miss that group of girls. Truth be told, they have been a lot of fun the whole year.

midlife slices said...

Gotta love teenagers.....cause you can't kill 'em. *wink*

Since I'm getting your "local" news every day and hearing all about Hawaii's budget woes, I've been thinking about you. Looks like teachers will get hit, as well. I hope it's temporary if at all. This economy sucks!!

Brigit said...

Marshmellows hey. very funny story. We only ever had chewing gum in class, and many a time someone else's ended up in my hair, on the bottom of my shoes, on the back of my clothes....

nothingfancy1 said...

Classic! LOL LOL LOL

Jack said...

Oh dear, I guess Martha missed the Oprah show about the hazards of playing the marshmallow game.

Have a great last few days of school :)

Nubian said...

*note to self* when reading Pseudo's posts, do not take a sip of coffee...

Needed the laugh.. thank you!

Joanna Jenkins said...

At least it was only marshmallows. I thought for sure it would have been something far more sinister, HAPPY SUMER VACATION!

starrlife said...

That sounds exactly like my daughter- made me lol! And she's only 9! 5 more days, wow!

Oz Girl said...

LMAO.... maybe they saw that episode of Jimmie Kimmel a few weeks ago, I forget who the guest was, but he & Jimmie had a "who can stuff the most peeps in their mouth" contest... you can find it on YouTube. Since hubby works 2nd shift, I sometimes find myself watching JK... that particular episode was hysterical. :-)