I just put the picture of the dollar bill to taunt my new stalker. Apparently middle school students have found my blog. I wrote about an incident in the classroom here last Wednesday. Here are some of the messages that have been posted on my blog since then:
Posted by Anonymous to Benchmark 60 at February 7, 2011 5:24 PM
"I want my dollar back you dumb bitch!!!! Go play with zebra poop!!!
Posted by Anonymous to Benchmark 60 at February 7, 2011 12:14 PM
Posted by Anonymous to Plentiful Sufficiency at February 6, 2011 1:16 PM
"U are such a god damn freak! What the he'll is this blog for! I hate you! You had no right to take my dollar! You had no right to blog about it either you price of shit!!!! bONEr!!
Posted by Anonymous to Benchmark 60 at February 6, 2011 1:13 PM
It is easy enough to erase the comments. But, for everyone who looks at teaching as an easy job, here's an example of the other side of the story. While we want to look at students as innocent children, and see our job as shepherding them into adulthood by teaching and encouraging them, the reality is that some of them are nasty pieces of work. Unfortunately, it looks like I had one of those kids in my classroom.
Okay, the smart ones in the crowd are asking, "How do you know it's a middle school student?" To which I reply.... clues! The comment about zebras refers to a discussion in the classroom about zebra prints. (Yes, Nana was indulging in her love for fashion with an especially attractive zebra print jacket which some students thought was quite fashion forward.)
I don't have your dollar. I left it in your teacher's desk with your name on it. Your mother never came by to claim it. Perhaps you should ask your teacher or your principal to return it to you. I'm sending them a link to this post. I'm sure they'll be interested in reading what you are posting online. Your mother must be so proud!