Thursday, March 18, 2010

Today in Class: Of Fame & Signatures

So, word has spread. The kids know.

(Side note: to all my new awesome readers, I teach 10th grade world literature.)

Kid 1: Mrs. Revis, why does everyone keep congratulating you?

Me: I got a book deal! My book is going to be published!

Kid 1: Like, for real?

Me: Like, for real.

Kid 2: Are you going to be famous?

Me: Nah, I--

Kid 1: I'm going to keep the hall pass she signed!

Kid 2: I'm going to keep the chill-out form she signed!

(chill out = in school suspension)

Kid 1: We can sell them on e-bay!

Me: I don't think it works like that...

27 comments:

Kirthi said...

LOL!!! I love the "Today in Class" posts!
"Kid 2: I'm going to keep the chill-out form she signed!"

Hahahahaha :D

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

What? No one said they would frame their signed pass? It sounds like you've got some budding entrepreneurs, or at least e-Bay traders, in that class.
I do hope one of the little dears expressed interest in your book!

Kelly H-Y said...

Love it!!!

Theresa Milstein said...

That's so funny. Since I teach (substituting right now - ugh), I can believe it.

As far as "autographed" hall passes - you never know. Imagine if J.K Rowling had been an English Literature teacher? Too bad tenth-graders lose everything.

Cheree said...

These "today in class" posts are hilarious. Congrats with the book deal.

sarahjayne smythe said...

I'm LMAO! I teach 10th grade history and I can totally hear this. :)

Jen said...

How fun!!! I love how every student would rather sell it, no one wanted to keep it. Ahh money really is what's on the brain!

Still very cool!

Carolyn V. said...

Hee hee! How cute Beth! I love that they are keeping your signiture! Love it! =)

Miriam S. Forster said...

See, I would totally do this too if I was your student! Tell them to buy the book when it comes out and tape the signatures to the inside before they sell them. ;)

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

That's too funny-don't you love how teens think?

Bane of Anubis said...

Sounds like you've got some forward thinkers.

Stephanie said...

LOL! Ebay- that's hilarious!!!!!

But I do agree....ya never know...your siggy might be worth something someday!!

Slamdunk said...

Ha, you have to give them credit for creativity though...

lotusgirl said...

LOL! That's great. I bet they are really proud of you. (In their own way)

Christine Fonseca said...

HAHA!!! Love this! See - THEY know you are made of awesome too!

Anonymous said...

I think I've said this before, but your kids are so cute! :D

Kelly@ JustWrite said...

New follower here! Congrats on your book deal..that is just so awesome!!! Can't wait to read more about it!

Jemi Fraser said...

That's awesome! Kids really are the best :)

Marcia said...

Chill out=In-school suspension? Love it!

Bish Denham said...

ROFL. So cool!

Karen Akins said...

You never know. It might work like that. Hope their bathroom breaks and suspensions are profitable for them. :)

Jodi Meadows said...

It totally works like that. I'm going to keep this index card you signed and sell it for $5000 on Ebay in 20 years. Just you see!

Chantal Kirkland said...

Too funny. I wonder what they'll think of all this when they're all grown-up!

Blythe said...

I think that is pretty high praise. And they like you enough to tease you--that's huge.

Christina Farley said...

This totally cracked me up!~

Eric said...

I'm going to keep the blog comment she left me...sell it on Ebay! :)

Too funny!

Vivian said...

Your students rock. Love this series.