Worst Teacher Award…
I am the meanest teacher ever, I know. I gave homework last night and it was Halloween. There, now that I’ve got that out of the way, I can share the hilarious gift that the education gods gave me due to my sacrifice of my students’ Halloween night. Read on:
We are working on graphing this week, so I told my students that if they create a bar graph displaying their totals of Halloween candy, I would give them extra credit.
Shocking, but only a handful actually remembered to analyze their loot and display the corresponding data in bar graph form. Most were pretty quickly thrown together, but one girl did a great job creating a detailed bar graph of all treats she received, color coded and everything! I glanced through the list of candy bars and sweets, and then placed it in the pile on my desk to be graded later.
Later in the morning, this young lady came to me and asked if I had seen her graph. I told her yes, and she made a point to tell me that she and her dad had grouped a number of random items that she received into one category at the bottom, entitled, “Missy Elliott’s Junk.”
I cannot imagine what my face must have looked like as I racked my brain trying to think what in the world she was referring to, and she stated again the name, “Missy Elliott’s Junk.”
What? Is there a new candy sponsored by Missy? Is this a slang term I don’t know? Should I reprimand this girl for saying something inappropriate?
I looked back at the graph. The last column was labeled “Miscellaneous Junk.”