Saturday, August 19, 2006
Do the Math!!!!!!! an altered book
I recently tried my hand at an altered book. After 25 years away from college I decieded to go back to finish out my teaching degree. So I had to take this class- Math for Elementary Teachers- YEAH RIGHT! This class brought back so many horrible memories of math classes and teachers I had in school. At 43 I figured I really didn't need to be humilated infront of my peers (again) because I just don't get it! Since I paid $80 for this stupid used book then it was all mine to do what I want with. Gleefully I glued pages together and cut out pages and tore pages and cut through pages. Talk about therapy. I wrote an open letter to my math teachers:
Dear (insert name here),
Thank you for making math insufferably miserable. There is nothing I enjoy more than being humilated in front of my peers. Oh, and by the way, that reward system you had, (insert gold star, candy, stickers etc. here)did nothing more than make me feel like a total failure. Thanks for everything!