Monitor monitors

February 26, 2008

Lloyd, School

For the first six years that I taught at Lincoln Lutheran, the only thing on top of my computer monitor was Super Pawn. Super Pawn was an extra. When they sent our order for chess pieces they sent a set with an extra pawn. I put it on top of the monitor. Maybe a month later someone left a bit of modeling clay in the room and I put it on my desk. One day I came into the room to find Super Pawn, and he’s been defending my desk ever since.

This year things have gotten a little out of hand. I like to buy kiddie band-aids for my classroom and sometime during first semester we used up the last of the Dora band-aids. I asked my pre-algebra class if anyone wanted a Dora box. Ben said yes, and I gave it to him. At the end of the class he presented me with 3 “pop-up” Dora vignettes. It was totally unexpected. He could have done anything with the box. He did something I never would have expected. A while later another Ben brought in “Chief’s block of wood” from shop class. I’m not exactly sure how the block of wood fits in.

At Christmas my mom gave me some Tusken Raiders. Much more interesting to have a three way battle on the monitor. There is an ever shifting web of alliances and betrayals as different students make it to the classroom before me.

Oh, the shells. Schyler bribed me with shells from Barbados (they don’t fight).

And it’s Christina’s Birthday. She’s something like 26. Happy Birthday Sis.

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Lloyd Sommerer is a middle/high school teacher who likes to build websites, read books, grow beards, make fun of Lauren’s prototypes and eat the sauce of the picante.

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17 Responses to “Monitor monitors”

  1. Deanne Said on:

    Are those shells around super pawn and between Dora and the Block o’ wood?


  2. Brad Said on:

    I imagine Dora would have an advantage because of her size, but a disadvantage because of only being two-dimensional. And not having legs.


  3. Beth Said on:

    Did you have to spell-check vignettes before you posted? Because if not, bravo!


  4. Rae Said on:

    Happy Birthday, Christina!!!


  5. Peggy Said on:

    I think you’ve offended Super Pawn. After 6 years of faithful service you bring in younger replacements.

    BTW: Love the easter egg!


  6. Lloyd's Mom Said on:

    Loved it. What Easter Egg! Happy Birthday Christina


  7. Christina Said on:

    Thanks for the Happy Birthday! Sorry it took me so long to see it -- tax season, ya know. ps -- your cool sister bought you the Tuscan Raiders for your Birthday!


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