« Home | Day 48: A series of miscellaneous events... » | Day 47: Dangerous Curves... » | Bad hair = bad post » | Bad hair month » | World First: Surgery to separate the heart from th... » | And so Lolita was born at 9:00PM... » | Day 46: The early bird gets the worm » | Day 45: A new trick with the treats... » | A fresh new look!!! » | Days 43 and 44: I will survive, I will survive... » 

Wednesday, November 02, 2005 

Day 49: A Tim Bit to lift their spirit

I stopped by Tim Hortons this morning, Canada's favorite donut shop, to pick up a big box of Tim Bits (donut holes). One of my classes performed particularly well yesterday in the project management activity and I wanted to reward them quickly (before they did something to undo my happiness).

This class is usually very participative, so much so that I have trouble getting through the material because everyone talks at the same time. (this is NOT my dreaded group by the way- group which I have described here, here and here ).

Needless to say they were very happy about this - it was the first time since the beginning of the year that I praised their work this way (2 other of my classes have been treated to either Tim Bits or Whippet cookies before). I can't do this every time someone does something right because
- the girls would eventually gain weight
- they would constantly expect a treat in exchange for good behavior (Pavlov anyone?)
- I would go broke in the process - obviously, this is NOT the type of expense the school would pick up.

Bad migraine today - what a drag - I was happy to leave the school early (noon) today and I napped this afternoon but I did not get my grading done and of course this is bothering me now.


Another hair comment today that probably raised the barely tamed short locks I have...

Teacher: "Wow - your hair!"
Me: "Didn't you see it yesterday?"
Teacher: "Yes, but it looks shorter today."

I thought hair was supposed to GROW. I did not expect anything to show overnight, but if it's starting to look SHORTER every day, I will have to start wearing a tuque and adopt a more hip look.

What's goin on here... a new image and a new name???

mmmmm.... timbits.... apple timbits...

I remember these from my trip to Ontario for Christmas 2003. Ah, and coffee brewed fresh every 20 minutes.

Great stuff. I miss Canada.

Nice blog too. Found you through a comment on Stebbijo's Choice.

all the hair comments, you got me freakin out...I have grown my hair out for two years now, and am waiting to decide on a new hairstyle...now I'm thinking maybe let it grow a little while longer..lol...too funny about the donuts, tho..I wonder if I plied my 16 yr old w/ those things, maybe she would bring those F's up to D's...does this place deliver to the states???lol...have a great day

Canadian Dude: yes - I go through waves of paranoia - fearing that the students will discover this blog...
New image is all my hubby's doing - and UNFORTUNATELY I am also sporting a new do...

Steve: Welcome to my place! Feel free to come back anytime and laugh at me.
Canada is a great place to live - you should come back to visit (*and if you feel homesick, we now have Starbuck's everywhere!!!!)

just me: I had bad marks in geography at one point, and my dad said he'd give me money: $5 for 100%, $2 if over 90% and $1 for over 80%. I made a small fortune (for a 16-yr old) - there was no way I'd let such an "easy" $5 get away from me...

great thought..but tried that...she obviously didn't need the money, I guess...anything else?? cuz I will try anything...

Post a Comment
My Photo

About me

  • I'm Lolita
  • From Canada
  • Challenges... don't we all love a good challenge? University, married life, a mortgage, kids, keeping my sanity while we cruise through life at 100 MPH... why not try my hand at teaching for a year. After all, a school year is only 180 days - anyone should be able to survive 180 days, right? Well, I'm about to find out - follow my journey and enjoy my trials and tribulations as I embark in this 180 day rollercoaster ride of teenage hormones and drama, spiked with discipline, homework, exams and surprises I'm sure...
My profile

Check this out

Powered by Blogger
and Blogger Templates