Teacher comics: 5 AM at the gas station

Posted in 2014-2015 school year with tags , , , on October 20, 2014 by Christopher Pearce

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Normally if I’m telling a little extended story, I’ll try to write them in such a way that I can parse them out over the course of the week. I couldn’t make that schedule fit for this.

The only other thing I want to say is this young person, with just a couple of kind words, reaffirmed my belief in being an educator right at a time when I was at my lowest in regards to this profession. I love being a teacher, but the bureaucracy is killing me. Thanks to this young man, wherever he is.

Teacher Comics: Staying instep with things

Posted in 2014-2015 school year with tags , , , on October 16, 2014 by Christopher Pearce

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Teacher Comics: Not holding my tongue

Posted in 2014-2015 school year with tags , , , on October 15, 2014 by Christopher Pearce

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Teacher Comics: Treading on hobo territory

Posted in 2014-2015 school year with tags , , , on October 14, 2014 by Christopher Pearce

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Teacher Comics: Sole long

Posted in 2014-2015 school year with tags , , , on October 13, 2014 by Christopher Pearce

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Chalkboard drawings: The “Halloween Countdown Begins” post

Posted in chalkboard drawings with tags , , , , on October 12, 2014 by Christopher Pearce

I draw a picture of myself on my classroom’s chalkboard everyday. I collect those pictures as camera phone photos and post them on Sundays. See the rest here.

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A belated beginning to the Halloween chalkboard countdown… I’ve been missing so many days due to professional developments and other nonsense! Next week’s not looking too promising either (students out Monday, I’m out of the classroom on Tuesday) but hopefully we can keep the monsters a’coming.

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Thrift Store Halloweekends – Barney Gumble, The Simpsons Spooky Light-Ups (Burger King)

Posted in halloween with tags , , , , , , on October 11, 2014 by Christopher Pearce

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This week, we’re going to be looking at Barney Gumble from Burger King’s line of Simpsons Spooky Light-Ups from 2001. These toys were a premium given away with the purchase of a Burger King Kids Meal but I bought mine for $3 bucks at a garage sale.

The Simpsons and Halloween have been something of a package pair ever since the second season of the long-running animated sit-com. The Simpsons Halloween Specials (later renamed Treehouse of Horror) have, over the last 25 years, presented viewers with parodies and pastiches of classic and modern scary stories using the assorted citizens of Springfield. It’s something that gets forgotten in this day and age where adult-oriented cartoons are a dime a dozen… but the Simpsons take on Halloween was, in its’ beginnings, pretty damn subversive. These brutal “out of continuity” tales really messed with viewer’s expectations and I can remember some (Season 6’s Nightmare Cafeteria) genuinely putting some scares in me.

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