Friday, February 11, 2011

Student Drawings Vol. 13

It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted anything. Unfortunately (though, kind of fortunately I suppose), my students have not been doodling as much lately. Enjoy.

The following mini series is a group of pictures of lumberjacks. There is talk around school about a certain teacher who many girls like to dream about. Especially when they think he is a lumberjack. My favorite is easily the 4th one. Probably because it’s not actually a lumberjack.

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The following is a GREAT find by one of my colleagues. Her students drew out a mapping of what happens in Inception. I have a picture of the entire thing and then a zoomed in picture of each step.

Pretty impressive.

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Here is another quality series of bellwork response and student answers.

photo 1I don’t think they understood the question. Oh, and “wasen’t” really? I should have Mitch Hedberg teach her some contractions. 

photo 2 (2)  “The elephant of doom protects this test against the dreaded red pen.” “No it doesn’t”

As much as I like the drawings and things this student writes. I can’t let an elephant protect the test.

photo 2This student clearly doesn’t understand what “kinda” means. I laughed out loud when I read this. Then I got sad.

photo 5

If you draw a picture of a zombie, I’m going to take a picture of it. It’s a guarantee.

These next few pictures are the best responses I got to the students bellwork in which I instructed “Draw a picture of Mr. Haren fighting something.”

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This is me fighting The Situation from Jersey Shore. I hate that show so much.

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Here I am being attached by a dinosaur, a zombie, and aliens. I’m probably screwed. Though it would be a great way to go.

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This is me up against a “God Hand” and a mini army.

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I’m fighting a dragon (who has a gun), while wearing a pineapple suit (with a sword). I would hope my students would think that I’m smarter than this.

I asked my students one day to write down 2 or 3 things they would want with them if they were stranded on a deserted island. I told them there is no electricity or cell phone/internet service.

       photo 2 (5)I was happy that this student put down food. Lots of students put down iPods and stupid stuff. Unfortunately, they were also dumb. You can take TWO items. ANY TWO ITEMS. WHY would you waste it on an item of food that requires a can opener.  

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This one is great. I cracked up when I read “Another bomb.”

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One of my friends got me a Zombie calendar in which each month I get to build a paper-craft zombie. January was this business man. February was a nurse. By the end of the year my desk at school will have a nice zombie army.

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Found in another classroom. I thought it was pretty good, though the more I look at it the more I think the mouse is stoned.

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Speaking of stoned, this is a student’s graphical representation of me.

photo 3 (1)This is unrelated to school but is still hilarious. My family plays a game called Telephone Pictionary in which you write a phrase and the next person draws a picture and the next person translates the picture into a phrase and so on. I don’t know how this one started but it ended with - “If you are happily holding your baby upside down, you might as well eat it because you have two other kids.” I think I translated the picture perfectly.   

photo 4    Lastly, this is a pen I confiscated from a student because it was creating a distraction. Yes, a pen. As you can plainly see, the dinosaur has a huge penis with a tuft of hair at his crotch. What sort of company would make this? Now that I think about it, I still have this pen in my desk, I never gave it back.

I hope you enjoyed the pictures. You may have noticed that some of them were a little blurry due to my messed up iPhone camera. Fortunately, I went to the store the other day and exchanged my phone for a new one since it is under warranty still. Who knew “blurry pictures” was a valid reason to get a new phone.


  1. I love the inception drawing, but it *might* be missing a bunch of levels before the plane

  2. I am so confused what it was I was drawing. I'm really upset I cannot remember.

    That zombie calendar looks amazing!

  3. @Michael - They weren't to storyboard the whole movie. Just capture the dreaming parts, which they did.
    @Laura - The calendar IS awesome. I get to build a zombie dog when March comes 'round.

  4. When I read that you were being "attached by a zombie, a dinosaur, and aliens" I laughed out loud. Then I got sad.

  5. What am I supposed to do? Reread my post looking for typos? I didn't do it with my papers in high school, I'm not going to start now.
    Oh, and I meant what I said, I was being attached to the zombie, dinosaur, and aliens to make a hybrid creature.

  6. Yo, this blog is crazy! I found it via Dan Meyer's blog (I'm a math teacher too) and am glad I did. Sometimes things just get too real over there, you know what I mean? It's nice to read this crazy stuff.