Wednesday, May 20, 2009

help in math....



Little Zachary was doing very badly in math. His parents had tried everything...tutors, mentors, flash cards, special learning centers. In short, everything they could think of to help his math. Finally, in a last ditch effort, they took Zachary down and enrolled him in the local Catholic school. After the first day, little Zachary came home with a very serious look on his face. He didn't even kiss his mother hello. Instead, he went straight to his room and started studying.

Books and papers were spread out all over the room and little Zachary was hard at work. His mother was amazed. She called him down to dinner. To her shock, the minute he was done, he marched back to his room without a word, and in no time, he was back hitting the books as hard as before.

This went on for some time, day after day, while the mother tried to understand what made all the difference.

Finally, little Zachary brought home his report card. He quietly laid it on the table, went up to his room and hit the books. With great trepidation, his Mom looked at it and to her great surprise . Little Zachary got an 'A' in math!

She could no longer hold her curiosity. She went to his room and said, 'Son, what was it? Was it the nuns?' Little Zachary looked at her and shook his head, no.
'Well, then,' she replied, Was it the books, the discipline, the structure, the uniforms? WHAT WAS IT?'
Little Zachary looked at her and said, 'Well, on the first day of school when I saw that guy nailed to the plus sign, I knew they weren't fooling around.'

7 comments:

a mouthy irish woman? ridiculous! said...

and so it begins...i laughed so hard at this!

Awareness said...

Irish Heather....cracked me up too! Who knew Jesus could help with Math?! My old boss sent it to me via email... I had to share it. :)

swile67 said...

very hilarious! thank you for posting that story! i should try it for my students to motivate them in their maths!!!how are you doing? it's been awhile since i read all my blogs in my blogline reader ..have cousins here from N. Ireland so have been busy with that! take care..am off to read the rest of your posts I missed! hows' the job hunting? i think i may have missed a few posts about an update.

Awareness said...

Hey Karyne! I'm well, thank you. I'm working with a new crew at the "employment office..." The powers that be moved me there. It's kind of temp, and less pay (nice!) but the team is wonderful and I feel like I fit there nicely. I'm much happier....thank you for asking.
I'm also waiting to hear about a more permanent gig which will be an even better fit. I'm hoping to hear soon and will let you know when (and if, God willing) it happens. It's been a bit of a whirlwind....it all seemed to hit at once. After such a painful drought, stuff seems to be happening. I feel like the grey cloud is moving away from my floating above my head. :)

Independent Chick said...

Thank you for the giggle!!!

BreadBox said...

Ah. So *that*'s how I'm supposed to teach my students. Intimidation!

(Apparently, I *am* intimidating....)

N.

Awareness said...

N...Breadmakers aren't intimidating are they?