Friday, August 20, 2010


Amelia and I at the Twilight Concert Series. New Pornographers.

Step Up 3D. All I expected and more. I'm pretty sure I could make it as a street hip hop dancer.

Student: Miss Hansen, somehow I didn't notice before, and I forgot to tell you, but I have this in my shirt (gestures to giant gaping slit in front of shirt).

Me: That's a real big hole, how did that happen?

Student: I don't know. Well maybe I was poking my pencil in my shirt and it ripped.

My students like to break out into song. This week's favorites: Down By the Bay and This Old Man. It's convenient because I, too, like to sing whilst working.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Year 2

Things I've learned about 1st graders so far:
-Neediest age group ever.
-In order to get anything done, I have to explain EVERY minute detail, including how to number a spelling test.
-They have to go to the bathroom literally every 5 min.
-Raising their hands is an impossibility at this point.
-They're real cute and I'm already in love with them.

Here's to year 2.