Today was a staff development day, and a small group of us were having a meeting in my classroom to discuss this book we are reading about our reading/language arts structure. We're reading a section to ourselves and it is completely silent....until I discover something pretty awful.
My rules are posted on a long, thin bulletin board across the chalk board. The title says "Give Me Five!" (as in 5 rules) and there is a big hand underneath holding up 5 fingers. I have been in this room for 3 years and have kept this up every year (I just cover it up in the summer). Well, I guess that some of the staples have come loose on the hand or something, because all of the fingers but one were flopped down. Yes, the large hand on my bulletin board was flicking everybody off!
Of course, I started laughing hysterically, totally breaking the silence. My friend Courtney looked at me rather quizzically, since she is normally the one to cause trouble! I pointed and she started cracking up too. By now, we are both dying and have totally ruined the mood. We point it out to the rest of the group and it's just over for everybody. I laughed so hard that my eyes started watering and I lost my contact in my left eye!
The worst part is that they were taking yearbook pictures yesterday...let's just hope that doesn't show up in a picture.... :^O