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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Jack the Giant Slayer DVD Drawing...

Update- July 10, 2013
...and the winner is: Gary in Gilroy, CA

Summer time is vacation from school and time for another giveaway adventure. If you're not into slaying giants you can still tag along and watch Jack do it.

Warner Bros. is proud to announce the arrival of Jack the Giant Slayer released on DVD and Blu-ray on June 18 and they are allowing me to give away one DVD+BLU-RAY+ULTRAVIOLET combo pack. I'm not even sure what an "ultraviolet dvd" is but...

About Jack the Giant Slayer:
Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing Jack (Nicholas Hoult), into the battle of this life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom and its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend... and gets the chance to become a legend himself! Directed by Brian Singer (X-Men, Superman Returns)

Starring: Nicholas Hoult (About a Boy), Ewan McGregor (Star Wars, Moulin Rouge!), and Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones).

The question is... are you courageous enough to rescue the princess? Are you brave like Jack?  Take the quiz to find out!

Post your findings in the comment section or email. Be sure to include a name and a way to contact you via email. If you are lucky enough to be chosen in the random drawing to be held on July 10, 2013, I will need to contact you for a mailing address.  
The prize will be sent via FedEx or UPS. No P.O. Boxes please.

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!
Odds are good!  ...only 8 entries as of 7/1

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

It's Not About the Nail...

Every married guy I know can relate...

It's Not About the Nail from Jason Headley on Vimeo.

Friday, June 07, 2013

School's Out....

The 2012/13 school year is in the bag. I completed 105 subbing days out of the 180 possible school  days. But that's no reason we can't have just one more lesson in geography...

Monday, June 03, 2013

Happy to See Me...

"Hi Mr. Homework!, YES, we have Mr. Perry! Hurray, Grandpa!..."

I know kids will sometimes say things without really thinking about it. In some cases it may be unintentional, ignorance or cultural differences about what "is" and "is not" acceptable when addressing adults. I even know of one substitute teacher who prefers to be addressed as "grandpa" by his students.

The class must have realized from my body language that it wasn't an acceptable nickname by me as the class went suddenly quite.  I've been in this class several times this year and I know it was not intentional.

I could have ignored the comment but the initial class reaction was much the same as mine so I felt I had to address the issue. Without singling out any particular individual, I addressed the class:

"There are only four people living on this planet that can call me 'grandpa' and none of them are in this classroom. So let's get to work and have a fun rest of the day"

As we finished the morning lessons and the kids filed out for lunch, one boy came back into the room and apologized for his outburst. He meant no disrespect but immediately realized it didn't come across that way. I thanked him for coming back to apologize and sent him on his way.

It takes guts to face up to your own mistakes. I think this kid will do 'ok' in the future.