These are the only food pictures I managed to snap today.

an onion bagel with just a teeny smear of whipped cream cheese

My breakfast pictures are usually not reflective of how my mornings go. I eat breakfast in the car 90% of the time – it’s not that I’m always running late, I just like to be at work as early as possible.

And snack at 5pm…

a green apple while grading

In the 3rd grade world…

I didn’t have time to take any food pictures today because in between teaching reading, writing, and math, I was dealing with some nasty parent emails for the first half of the day. My lunchtime was spent writing 2 students up for fighting on the playground, and my afternoon was spent dealing with more vicious parents.

Just when I thought I was losing all hope in parents of 8 year olds, a dad and a student walked into my room after school and handed me this:

This note turned my whole day around.

Dear Mrs. Unger,

When I was reading a book from your library, I thought it was so good, that I took it home, covered up UNGER and made it look like my name and my Grandaddy gave it to me. Two nights ago I felt so bad I told my parents and cried while talking. I didn’t know what else to do. After the discushion, I went to bed and cried so hard my dad had to come talk to me again. I don’t know what I was thinking before I know it was the wrong thing to do. I’m really, really, really, really, really sorry. I’ll never do it again. I’m going to buy you another book with my own money.

From Sad Samantha


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