Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Room Rules

I was digging through some old files and found a copy of the room rules from my 5th grade class.

Yes, this is for real.

I've included the complete list on the right. My favorites are 8, 21, 24, 36, and the granddaddy of all, 27. All of the misspelled words, grammatical mistakes, and poorly constructed passive voice sentences appear in the original.

As I was reading through the rules I realized I don't even remember the name of my 5th grade teacher.

9 comments:

Flea said...

Good lord. My MIL had that many rules for her boys growing up. She wrote them on legal paper and taped them all over the house in order to remember them all. She produced anxious, depressed, suicidal men. Wow. Sorry.

lime said...

what was she doing teaching? she clearly had untapped skills as a writer of tax code.

Steven James said...

:)

Glen Woods said...

Only 44 rules? Harumph. Back in my day we had.... Oh, nevermind. :)

Flea said...

Really, there should be one rule for each year of the average age of the children. That would be ten, right? And if that's the guideline, it's no wonder I have so many rules in my own life!

Jose Castillo said...

Do I get a prize if I can prove I broke all of them as a fifth grader?

I did a write up on this over at thinkjose.com

Steven James said...

dude, you rock. I checked out your site, very cool btw. And I love Eric's comment on these rules. Hilarious.

I'd reprint it here, but everyone needs to go to jose's site to read it instead.

Ariel said...

Dad, Seriously, what in the world was your fifth grade teacher thinking?!!!!!!!

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