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My Name is Mud

I handed the math tests back to my students, saving Joey for last.  I had been so surprised when I didn’t place a single check on the paper.  I set his paper down, and the amazed look on Joey’s face was still there when he said, “My last name’s Crawford.  Crawfords don’t get good grades.”

I confess this one is not fiction; however the name has been changed to avoid stereotyping.  This is a Friday Flash 55–a story told in exactly 55 words.  If you write one, head over to tell G-Man.

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20 thoughts on “My Name is Mud

    • I keep saying I should write a book on my teaching experiences, but so far the memories are locked in my brain. I think oppositional defiant would be more descriptive than inspired. After all, I teach behavior disorders.

  1. That’s neat.

    What a pleasant, orderly classroom! Is that yours? I like the powder blue seats! In my day, we sat on the ground and used papyrus, and one kid had to stand watch for saber-toothed tigers. 😉

  2. Ya know something funny?
    This was the last one that I read today…
    It was My Favorite 55!!!
    What a great little story..
    Thanks Teresa…
    Have a Kick Ass Week-End…G

  3. This probably made his day. 🙂
    Here’s hoping it’s the first of many!

    Thanks for doing Friday 55! 🙂

    Mine’s been posted here since last night, but it’s taken me this long to visit and leave comments. Sorry about that.

  4. That’s very sad that he thinks that way. Hopefully you can help change that and have this child see the glass half full instead of half empty 🙂 Excellent 55 my friend. Very well done 🙂 Have a great Weekend 🙂

  5. It’s sad that he didn’t think he was worthy or something because of his family legacy. Hopefully his good grade changed that! It’s amazing that you wrote such a great story in 55 words, it clearly made me think!

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