Posts Tagged ‘Virtual School’

I Know What She Was Going For, But Still . . .

January 16, 2018

Today in my son’s virtual school:

Teacher:  “What’s the same about these two eggs?”

Class:  “The shape!”

Teacher:  “What’s different about these two eggs?”

Class:  “The color!”

Me (thinking):  Since this is a Martin Luther King Day lesson, I see where she’s going with this.  The important thing is that they’re both eggs.

Teacher:  “But even though they’re different colors, they’re both the same on the inside.”  *cracks open the eggs and pours their insides into a bowl*  “See?”

Me (thinking):  That escalated quickly!

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It Was Surprisingly Catchy

January 11, 2018

It’s always funny to me what’s funny to me after two nights of little to no sleep.  Today in my son’s virtual school his teacher put up a link for a song and the link didn’t work despite numerous attempts on her part.

So that’s how my son and I ended up singing several enthusiastic (if tuneless) rounds of “Service Unavailable . . . HTTP . . . Error 503 . . . This Service Is UNavailable!”

Thanks For Using Me As Your Emotional Proxy There, Son

May 3, 2017

The school year is coming to an end soon, and I think my son is going to miss his virtual school teacher, but he doesn’t want to admit it.

I came to this conclusion after leaving class briefly to get myself a glass of water, only to come back to hear his teacher saying, “Oh, L., I’m going to miss you guys too!”

Suspicious at the timing (He’d type his every thought into the chat box if I let him, so I usually ask him what he’s typing as soon as I hear the first keystrokes, and this wouldn’t be the first time he’d taken advantage of any lapse of my attention), I looked over his shoulder to see what he had typed in my brief absence:

“My dad is really going to miss you!”

Further Proof That I’m Not Temperamentally Suited To Teach Kindergarten

November 15, 2016

A girl in my son’s virtual school class showed one of her dolls on camera today.

The teacher’s comment:  “She’s so adorable!”

My (kept to myself) thought:  That is one creepy doll!

The teacher’s follow-up:  “Does she cry?”

My (also kept to my myself) answer:  Only at night when she’s alone with you.

It’s Like She’s Done This Before Or Something

September 13, 2016

I suspect there’s one in every class, virtual or otherwise, the kid who’s too shy to interact with the class, but their mother is an absolute champ at answering on their behalf.  I don’t know how well this kid is doing grade-wise so far, but from what I’ve seen, his mom is just knocking it out of the park!