Technically I have today, graduation and a week of exams to get through, but essentially, it’s over. This was my first year at a new school and while I was nervous it turned out to be pretty awesome. I’m so glad I made the change. I was fortunate to have a great group of kids. Their Dear Geometry Student letters were so awesome (except maybe the one that told me that math was the devil’s work, but you can’t win them all). I was also fortunate to have a great group of coworkers.
One of my favorite things this year has been the change in slang words. In case you aren’t on the up and up of teenage language here are the cool things kids say these days.
- Facts – used at the end of a variety of things, basically if the kid is saying “facts” than it makes it true (in only their eyes of course).
“Circles are confusing.”
- Taking the L – Taking the loss, used in sports at first but has now bled in to anything.
“I don’t want to take this test. I’ll just take the L.”
- Finesse – in a word, stealing, but the “ok” kind. Basically they talk you out of something.
“Let me finesse that pen off your desk.”
- Salty – to be agitated or bitter
“Ms P, you’re pretty salty today.” (I was salty quite often in their opinion.)
- Shade – Shade is usually thrown at someone, basically it’s a diss of some kind.
“I can’t believe you’re throwing shade at me right now!” (I also threw a lot of shade this year lol.)
Here’s a sample of what the last few months of the school year looked like for me. Enjoy!
I can appreciate this kids ingenuity. Though I think it took more work to make this than it would to just look at the sheet on your desk, but whatever.
Testing is super stressful. On a positive note I did well this year. A little less than last year, but overall, it was good.
This is a snippet of a letter from one of my lower level math kids. This class was challenging at the beginning but over time it became one of my favorite classes. These kids were with me every day for the entire school year so we got to be very close. I loved that this student called us a family, because that’s how I felt we really were. While I’ll miss all my kids, these I’ll miss a little more.
Now that the school year is over I am so ready for a semi relaxing summer.