Closing the Teach For America Blogging Gap
Nov 01 2010

I have not disappeared, my hair has just changed!

I know that it has been about a month since I have written a blog post… and being the self assured person I am, I know many of you have been missing my witty, insightful and sometimes just plain amazing blog posts. I do have a reason why I have refrained from sharing my experiences from the last several weeks. The month of October is known as a horrible month in teaching. Its been long enough that the kids are sick of you and want a break, and like wise, the teachers are ready to take a break. I have been pretty down this October, but am getting out of my funk. I didn’t want to write a whole bunch of pessimistic posts, but I am ready now to perk up, its November.

This past week, I had no desire to write my lesson plans, the obvious solution to this is to dye my hair. So my lovely roommate assisted me in turning my once blondish hair into a auburnish color. I knew that walking into school on Friday would bring some comments, but I thought it wouldn’t be that big of a deal, people change hair all of the time. My students went crazy! The teachers went crazy! Some people didn’t recognize me. The best comment though came from one of my quietest students. She came up to me and said, “You look like a real science teacher now. You know blondes are dumb, so you’re not dumb anymore!” Ah, I love my students comments.

2 Responses

  1. C.A.Porter,Jr.

    Glad to have you back. I have always heard that blonds havemore fun. CAP

  2. Jane

    I think Ms. Frizzle had auburn hair! Glad you are out of your funk. I think children pick up on our emotional status and either play on it or imitate it.

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