So many kids, I don't know what to do.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Letter to My Students

Dear Students,
There is no such phrase in the English language as the following:
would of
could of
should of

You may write this:
would have
could have
should have

Or even this:

If you do not remember anything else I attempted to teach you this year in Advanced Placement U.S. History will you please remember this? I have only told you 3,389 times, yet I am still seeing it repeatedly on your final essays.

That is all.
Thank you,

Mrs. Me

P.S. You all suck for not even bringing me a donut on your last day of class. I am just saying, some of you were late and YOU had a donut.


  1. CAN'T STOP LAUGHING! I love that these are A.P. Students. You'd think they would know better!

  2. And, now we know why the applications I get are so bad - these are AP students you are describing. What is the world coming to? When I was in high school I worried about dangling participles. Such a different world!

  3. i love this!!! I have been teaching 8th grade American History this year. and some of the things they say crack me up. Wonder if they will ever get some things straight!

    thanks for sharing!

  4. My "advanced" middle schoolers didn't know that they shouldn't use double negatives.

    I told them that they made my ears bleed.

    And I probably would have flat out asked if those donuts were for me. LOL

  5. haha I love this!!! No joke how dare them not bring you a donut!

  6. I had a veterinary student (that's right - four years AFTER college) use "kinda" on a slide in a presentation. When she was called on it, she asked if she should have used "sorta" instead. Makes me want to bang my head against the wall!

  7. hahahahah!! you just made my day!

  8. Grammar is apparently not a prerequisite for APUSH???

  9. Gee now I have to check and see if I do that!!:) I don't think I do...
    I am always correcting kids for saying "hunerd" instead of "one-hundred"-makes me cringe when I hear that. I know it's petty, but just can't seem to get over it:)

  10. Dang....not even ONE doughnut did you get? LOL I love this!

    I've given you an award on my blog, my dear!

    Your Blog Award

  11. I guess it's good I'm not teaching anymore. too funny.


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