School Closing Down

There have been rumors and they were confirmed. This school will be closing down. These are the last 3 days this high school will be open.

Snakes on Planes

I walked in the door mid conversation:
M: And we goin’ on a plane, I hope I don’t pee on myself.
Mr. C: Whoa what’? Where are you going?
M: We goin’ to Panama. I never rode an airplane before.
Mr. C: I love flying in planes.
M: You flown before?
Mr. C: Yeah, the first time I was a bit nervous at takeoff but after that it was great.
M: I’m just goin’ to try to sleep.
Mr. C: Yeah that’s a good idea. I love going to sleep and waking up somewhere else.
M: Where you been?
Mr. C: I’ve flown to Europe 6 times and all over the U.S.
M: I don’t like it, because I seen snakes on a plane.
Mr. C: That’s a movie.
M: So! What if they really snakes on the plane!
Mr. C: That is highly unlikely.
M: Still.
Mr. C: You will be fine.

Party Time

I overheard this conversation in the cafeteria:
M: Bra I been goin’ to parties since I was 7.
J: You ain’t been to more parties than me bra. I’m 2 years older than you brah, I been to more parties.
M: Bra you only 14, how you goin’ be 2 years older than me.
J: I been goin’ to parties since I was 8. When I was 8 I did more things than I do now.

Vegan Restaurant

I was eating a cookie…
J: that brownie aint made with no eggs is it?
Mr. C: No, but it’s a cookie.
J: What in it?
Mr. C: Flaxseed, almond milk and apple cider vinegar, plus the flour sugar and chocolate.
J: That ain’t no real cookie.
Mr. C: Yes it is.
J: I’m openin’ up a vegan restaurant and let Mr. C run it.
Cause he be making shit nobody ever heard of.
Mr. C: Alright.

Graduation Party

Last Friday was my Senior’s last day, they had their graduations this past weekend. Well on Friday two of my students walked out during dismissal which resulted in All Day ISS.
Mr. C: R You know you have all day today.
R: Oh man, I went all weekend not thinking bout it, and now I gotta do my time.
Mr. C: Yep.
R: And man Mr. C, I had a good weekend too.
Mr. C: Well that’s good.
R: I went to my cousin’s graduation. Then after my cousin’s graduation, I got high.
Then we went to a graduation party, we got high.
Everybody in the parties, my aunties and my granny’s just watched us,
and they knew I was getting high.
Mr. C: Alright I got it.
R: We got to the point where we couldn’t even stand.
Mr. C: How was the graduation?
R: How ’bout this Mr. C, she didn’t do a dance when they called her name. When they call my name, I’m about to shake it across the stage. She didn’t do nothin’!
Mr. C: Well she was probably was just trying to get it over with. She wanted to get her
diploma and seal the deal.
R: Hell yeah, before they tried to take it away from her.
Mr. C: Exactly. She worked hard for it.
R: Hell yeah.


M walks through the door and is excited:
M: Guess what Mr. C.
Mr. C: What?
M: They found my Dad.
Mr. C: Oh really?
M: Yeah.
Mr. C: Where did they find him?
M: The insurance company called my foster Mom, and they said they are going to call him and see when he is free so we can schedule a lunch or something.
Mr. C: that’s great Michael.
M: Yeah, and I got some questions I want to ask him.
Mr. C: I understand.
M: I haven’t seen him in 17 years.
Mr. C: That’s your whole life.
M: Yeah, I don’t even know what he looks like.

It is times like these that I feel for and really understand my students.


A conversation with J:
J: Have you ever heard of Riff Raff?
Mr. C: No.
J: You don’t be watching TV?
Mr. C: No.
J: You need to get cable.
Mr. C: I don’t watch TV so why would I need to have cable?
J: Mr. C you be defeatin’ the purpose of all my ignicities.
Mr. C: All your what?
J: It’s a new word.
Mr. C: No it’s not a word.
J: Well I just made a new word.
Mr. C: Well what does it mean?
J: Stuff.
Mr. C: Stuff, just stuff?
J: Yeah just stuff.
Mr. C: Okay.
J: It be defeating the purpose, if you wanna sound smart you just say ignicities.
Mr. C: Alright.