Kids will say ANYTHING when their parents come for Open House

Hello Readers,

I’ve been enjoying the process of choosing samples from my upcoming book for this weekly blog. Here are two experiences that I’ve often laughed about. They are included in my book, I AM SITTING DOWN, TEACHER!

The frames of my new glasses were not adjusted properly, and as a result, they slipped down my nose several times a day. While reading something to my fifth graders, I inadvertently used my middle finger to push the glasses back into position. Always sensing an opportunity to entertain the class, one of my boys hollered, “Look! She’s giving us the finger!”

Since it was Open House Night, I cleared my desk of the usual paper piles so the area would be presentable for our guests. When one of my sixth graders, Philip, came in that evening with his parents, he took one look at my desk and said within earshot of several parents, “Wow! Your desk is clean. What happened?”

I will be adding more funny incidents from my book in a blog post once a week. If you are interested in reading the book, it will be available on amazon.com in paperback and on Kindle and Kindle apps.

So when will the book be published? It will be SOON. I’ll alert you when the book is available or you can go to my new website:

iamsittingdown.com

Warmly,

Susan Hamilton

 

Did you buy your glasses like that?

Hello!

I am excited about the upcoming publication of my recently written humor book entitled I AM Sitting Down, Teacher! It is my latest book. Well okay, it’s also my first book.

I love seeing the humor in life, and in this book I’ve written all my funniest memories of years teaching elementary school. Countless times over the years my students have made me laugh with the unpredictable things they WRITE, SAY, and DO. In addition, I’ve been in charge of school talent shows and kindergarten programs that amused me greatly—and provided unforgettable entertainment for parents and grandparents. I’ve also led many parent-teacher conferences and had many field trips experiences that were unbelievably odd and laughable. This book covers it all!

I’ve been writing this book mentally for 30+ years. Turning 70 last year helped me realize I needed to actually WRITE it before I’m too old. (But really, is it possible to get TOO old when you have so many funny experiences to laugh about?)
(We pause while you think…)

Well, now that you’ve had the opportunity to ponder that philosophical question, I’d like to share a couple of the funny incidents I’ve written in the book to give you a taste of the many experiences that made teaching a lot of FUN.

One Christmas, one of my third-grade girls gave me a nicely wrapped gift. Inside was a hand-knitted pot holder. I thanked her warmly and told her I hadn’t expected Christmas gifts from students. She walked back to her seat saying, “That’s o.k. That pot holder didn’t sell at my mom’s bazaar booth last month, so we decided to give it to you.”

A new student was placed in my second-grade classroom who had evidently broken his eyeglasses because a piece of white tape was wrapped around the nose part. Later that day, I heard a curious girl in the class ask him, “Did you buy your glasses like that?”

I will be adding more funny incidents from my book in a blog post once a week. If you are interested in reading the book, it will be available on amazon.com in paperback and on Kindle and Kindle apps.

So WHEN will the book be published? It will be SOON. Stay tuned to this blog on my website, and I’ll alert you to the date the book will be available.

Warmly,

Susan Hamilton