Funniest things to come out of the mouths of sophomores:
*"Mrs. E, we've got to get you a new hobby. This desk rearranging is getting to be an addiction."
*"When you say 'double space' does that mean you hit the space bar twice between every word?" *sigh! Yes, this is year two of that question. Sadder? Even after explaining it, she submitted her paper with two spaces between every word. Ay yi yi!
*"After a comma or a semicolon, I don't have to space, do I?" (You'd be amazed how many sophomores don't space after any punctuation. Drives me right up the wall. I now correct as many formatting errors as grammar errors. Holy cow! Like it wasn't enough red ink already.)
*Student: "Why did you sign me up for tutoring?" Me: "Well, you've been gone for a week and need to catch up." Student: "Oh, you want me to make that up?" Me: (What do I say? Why yes, sweetheart. I think you better make up the work you've missed. Well, if you want to pass the class anyway. argh!!!!)
*Me: "Why was another student logging in as you to take an Accelerated Reader test?" Student: "Well, I gave her my login information for Biology, and she just typed in the wrong log in. That's all" Me: "You're talking about the login that is your first and last name? And she mistakenly thought she was you and typed it in?" Yes. My students think I am stupid.
*"Mrs. E? Do you know you have the date for today as September 24, 2010?" And then I prove to them that I am stupid. (What the heck was I thinking to write that on the board??)
And actually, this has been a great year. Scary, isn't it?