Word of the Week

polish: /pŏ•lĭsh/ noun. 1. color used to coat nails. See also: nail polish

Example: You put polish?

 


Side note: It has taken me a while to figure out when people are asking me if I’ve painted my nails.

 

Introduces the Solar System to students. Puts up picture of planets in order from the Sun. Only read the first three planets aloud to the students.
Student A: "Uranus!" Hoard of Students: *snickers* Uranus! *laughter* Uranus! Teacher: Could you explain why that is so funny? Students: *dead silence* Teacher: Okay, then we're done laughing at names of things.
Class heads into hallway and Teacher debates stopping students to have them explain why "Uranus" is funny to a coworker. Teacher can't keep a straight face just thinking about bringing it up to another adult. Lets moment pass.      
Student approaching me for help with classwork.
Student A: "Duche!" Me: "What did you say?" Student A: "Nothing" Student B: "Ms. Duche!" Hoard of Students: "Can we call you that? Ms. Duche? Ms. Duche! Duche! Duche! ..." Me: "No."
     

Word of the Week

slop: /slŏp/ verb. 1. to open your book to the right page on the first try.

Example: I slop.

 


Side note: I never picked up on my students using this word last year (or they never opened to the right page). My students this year, however, slop every day in Math.