Student Writings linkup, Skirtember Update, and College Football!

As I’m going on my second year of teaching, I’ve noticed that junior high students have some wonderful ideas, albeit sometimes not transmitted well into the written word. This makes it really funny to read their writings, whether in history class or now in English class. It is probably my favorite part of grading (aka the only part that makes it bearable!)

Like, there was this one time I had them write on responsibilities and rights of citizens of the U.S.
Or the time they wrote time travel diaries about events in the Old West.
As well as other funny, random writings.

Well, now that school has been going for a month and I finally feel like my head is above the water, I started searching for these gold gems again. And I’ve started to find them. But, I know that numerous of you are teachers as well and find a wonderful trove of hilarity and deepness. So, that is why I am introduced the

Students Write the Darndest Things link-up!!

Students Write the Darndest Things
Students Write the Darndest Things

The rules:
Mention your name and your blog. What subject and age/grade you teach. What assignment these “quotes” are from.
Write down funny, silly, “no-duh”, wonderful, inspiring, deep things your students say. Don’t use any names. It doesn’t have to be long at all. There can be any number of quotes!

Link up is every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. If you are interested in co-hosting, let me know!
Be ready for this Wednesday, September 25th for the first ever linkup!

I’m excited!!


Here is my week for Skirtember…I did wear a skirt/dress/dress-shirt everyday, I just didn’t take pictures every day. I was behind last week as well as pretty sick. But, I pushed through and made sure to continue with Skirtember. Except for Saturday. Saturday was “do-nothing-but-sit-in-bed-all-day-working-on-lesson-plans-until-it-was-time-to-go-to-football” day.

Outfit #1: Skirt–Wal-Mart (like almost 10 years ago), Shirt–Wet Seal
Outfit #2: Dress–Target
Outfit #3: Mini-dress–Ross, Shirt–Wet Seal, Pants–Papaya

Saturday was the very first home football game I had ever been too.
Now, I am an athlete, and I like sports. I have played soccer and volleyball for years! But, in high school, I was on the volleyball team, doing recreational soccer leagues, or being smart on Academic Bowl teams. So, I never really went to sporting events. I went to one football game (not my own) with a few church friends.
My first job in college was working for BYU Concessions. I kept that job the 5 years (including the year I did my teaching internship) I was there. Which meant I worked every football game. So, I was at the games, but only watched a minute here and minute there. I did, however, go to volleyball games, soccer games, and the occasional basketball game when I was wasn’t scheduled to work.
So, this year being graduated, Justin made sure to buy both of us All-Sport-Passes. My first, ever football game was the UVA vs. BYU game. Although we lost, it was still quite the adventure.

BYU and University of Utah have been rivals since the beginning of time. Each year, we play them and it is known as the Holy War. It is the most important game of the year. The stadium is more than sold out and if you wear red on campus at all that week, you get death glares and shouts (the Mormon version of “being jumped”). So, this was a pretty big game.

It was quite the intense game. Our Running Back, Jamaal Williams, got hit very, very hard and was actually taken out on a stretcher, not moving! For more info on him, check out this article. Don’t worry, he’s doing pretty well now. Sadly, we lost, and now I have to deal with my cousins and uncles (who all cheer for the U) giving me crap about it. (They’re a little more obsessed with the rivalry than I am.)

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.


  1. I really like the dress in the middle! And I also am great at wearing dresses…I just am lazy about actually taking pictures. And I bet you come across a lot of funny writing! I will look forward to those posts!

  2. The middle dress is adorable…they are all cute…but if I had to pick just one that would be my pick! I can only imagine what some of your students write…seriously they must have you rolling on the ground at times! 🙂

    Have a great Monday!!

    Laura @ Mice In The Kitchen

  3. I don't teach, but I do coach high school girls tennis. I get some pretty good quotes as well. I had a freshman ask me this year if she could play her match wearing a panda suit.

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