Friday, November 30, 2007

Making things interesting...

So this week has been full of stories I could share. And, over the next few days intend to share each one. I could do a short summary of the week, as I've done before, but I feel each story has a little life of it's own that I'm pondering. So, in light of that, I will share the latest school ramblings...

Outside of my classroom I have a KU Jayhawk poster. Yeah, yeah, I know, KU Jayhawks lost last weekend the MU! I have taken flack all week for that. I even owed a student some candy because the Jayhawks lost. I tell ya though, it made last week a bit more fun as the "Border War" was on.

Well, in light of last week's game, I decided to cheer this weekend for OU. Now, let me be real about this, I don't care about football. I know, stop your yammering. But, really, football isn't as exciting as basketball to me. However, in light of last week's loss, I decided I couldn't cheer for MU because they beat KU last weekend. Don't ya love that logic? I use the same logic in the Big Dance too.

So, this week I started chanting "Go OU" to our Fifth Graders. I can't foresee myself becoming a rabid OU fan, I am from Lawrence, so I will always root for the Hawks! But, it started something neat.

Throughout the week it became this little inside joke for us. It probably didn't help that I told the kids if OU lost I'd bring Ice Cream sandwiches on Monday. But, I tell ya, the kids made posters and put them up throughout the halls, and I would occasionally return to my room with a sign on top of my Jayhawk.

Needless to say, by the end of the week, my Jayhawk poster has sustained minor injuries. But, it had created kids to smile, joke, and laugh.

And, that is what really matters.

As for the game tomorrow. Ah, it doesn't matter.

What matters is that kids smiled and joke and laughed this week.

Awesome stuff.


1 comment:

Ms. H said...

I wish I'd known about this when I was at OU last month!! You would TOTALLY have had an AUTHENTIC OU poster with which to torment the chillrun!!!