Wednesday, November 16, 2005

[Work] Eraserhead

So, my 2nd graders are working on a drama from the textbook (the quite painful "Chris and the Puppets"). One student is supposed to say his lines very genki, like the character. But he doesn't, and his teammates yell at him to do it again. He does it exactly the same (or if possible, even less enthused). I start to boo (because I'm that kind of teacher) and grab a student's eraser from their desk, to make like I'm going to throw it at him.

It turns out, and this is an interesting fact I was not previously aware of, that the casing around those rubber erasers is quite slippery.

So, yes, I threw an eraser at one of my students.

I guess I'm just a bad person.


  1. Yeah, no kidding.

    Although, you should have seen the look on his face when the eraser came whizzing by and hit the wall behind him. Astonishment and disbelief don't begin to describe it.

    Of course, I can't help but be a little proud that they didn't stop their rehersal.