A Letter to My Dog, Half Pint

This last year may have been the worst one of my life, but at least I've got the world's two greatest dogs by my side to help me stagger into 2018. Today's post features a letter to Half Pint. Benjamin will be getting a letter later this week--he'd never let me hear the end of it, otherwise. Also, this posts features a lot of short video clips of Half Pint being silly. Since I apparently can't do anything right these days, they are exclusively shot in vertical mode. Please accept my apologies (and cut me some friggin' slack).

A "Why I love teaching middle school" Moment: Yes, There Are Dumb Questions


I'm still not sure what this kid was thinking, but this quick story needs a little bit of set up:

1. The UK Fight Song is my cell phone ring tone and it is a lively march, much like any college fight song.

2. The kid involved in this story makes these types of odd statements frequently.

During class today, my cell phone went off. I normally turn it off during school, but apparently I had forgotten to do so. As the University of Kentucky fight song played, I stopped my lesson and stared down at my pocket. The other students giggled as I got my phone out to turn it off.

After I shut off the ringer, a tuba player in the back raised his hand and asked "Was that the American Flag?"

Yeah...my reaction was about the same.

After the synapses in my brain untangled themselves, I explained that it was the University of Kentucky Fight Song, which is a piece of music and not a tangible object. 

Sometimes, there are lessons to teach that come up outside of our subject areas....


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