Hi! I'm Jennifer Davis - a musician, teacher, and Jesus lover!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

#5 Teach a student how to peel out in his car in the school parking lot

Well, it's been too long since my last post.  But, it's because I've been back in a band room teaching!  I've got a long-term sub position helping out with 6th, 7th, and 8th grade band.  It's funny...when you've grown up in band and then gone on to teach it.  You can walk into any band room in the world and instantly feel like you're at home.  :)  I'm having a blast team teaching with some amazing directors, one of which was my own high school band director. 

So, on to today's way to get fired.  Honestly, I have no idea how I ended up teaching a
student how to peel out in their car in the school parking lot.  I think it was the end of a
argument about the fact that you can't peel out with an automatic transmission as well as you can peel out in a standard transmission. Okay, so maybe I do remember.  :)  I was arguing for the standard car (cause that's what I had peeled out in before).  My student had a standard and was swearing up and down that it's easier in an automatic because he couldn't peel out in his car.  

Oh, as a side note, I'm pretty sure this was after school, not during school.  But it was definitely before they put up surveillance cameras in the parking lot!  :)  We went out to his car so I could show him how to peel out in a standard.  Which really isn't that hard (duh)?!  It eventually morphed into a contest of who could kick up more gravel and dust (did I mention it was a gravel parking lot).   I'm not sure who won, but we wasted a lot of gas, probably ruined our tires a bit, completely covered the onlookers in dirt, and had a blast.

I have no idea what spiritual lesson to get out of this, except maybe that it's okay to have a little fun with your students every now and then.  Although, I suggest you do something else besides pealing out in the parking lot.  "So I saw that there is nothing better for people than to be happy in their work.  That is why we are here! No one will bring us back from death to enjoy life after we die. So I decided there is nothing better than to enjoy food and drink and to find satisfaction in work.  Then I realized that these pleasures are from the hand of God." Ecclesiastes 3:22, 2:24

P.S.  As I was proof reading my entry, I noticed I began my sentences with the word "so" too often, and I deleted them.  Then I copied the bible verse...ha! Solomon did it too!


  1. Lol. What it would be like if the Bible were submitted to an editor....Hmm...scary, scary thought. 😉 - Erin M