Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Irreconcilable Differences

Breaking up via Post-It (or carrier pigeon) is always a bold move.  This emotional blow was dealt during 3rd period.  Special shoutout to the brilliant and understated emoticon placement.

At least it was amicable. /:

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

This is not a trick

First, my apologies for the serious drought of Confiscated Notes lately.  Somehow I've wizened with age and stricken enough fear into the hearts of 12 year olds to keep them on task during class (probably not).   Still, Confiscated Notes lives on!

Golf claps to Ms. C for her generous contribution of this latest student masterpiece, confiscated during 6th grade Social Studies.

Future Hallmark potential here.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Hearsay Drama Note

Courtesy of Ms. U, my saving grace/next door neighbor and a fellow Note Confiscator.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


"U r playful.  i don't like that ugly boy now plz giv me som candy"

Confiscated at 5th period to some serious teeth-sucking disdain by its author.  "BUT I WASN'T EVEN PASSING IT!!! IT FELL OUT OF MY BINDER!!! **quietly goes into my pocket** Maaaaan." #NOTMYPROBLEM

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Jehovah's Witness Confiscated Note

This girl is the sweetest.  She is one of my most polite and highest performing students amidst a 7th period roster that could make Gandhi emotionally binge eat Oreos while crying.

Every day after class, she sticks around and helps me tidy up the battle debris of books, paper scraps, and Silly Bandz left on the floor.

One particular day, this note (and convenient informational pamphlet) was left on my desk as she waved goodbye and darted out.

Enjoy this thoughtful- and equally creepy- message in its grammatically cryptic glory!  

(Note: We're not on a first initial basis... I blurred out the names for privacy.)

Monday, October 11, 2010

My Goal, Exactly

A very literal student survey interpretation from one of my Summer School babies in the Mississippi Delta.  Appreciate the honesty, honey!