Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Name Game

The first day of school is a blend of new faces and names. I have three Joshua's in one class. Is that some sort of record? I started going through the roll and noted two young men by the name of Joshua. I was relieved when I found out that one would go by Josh while the other preferred the more formal Joshua.

Then there was Shane. He wanted to be called Josh as well.

Oh yeah, Laurel goes by Olivia.


  1. Mary,
    I laughed out loud today when one of my students was introduced to the class as Josh. I scanned my roster looking for a Josh. Not a one on the list. Then I looked at the picture of him on my roster and realized that his real name is Raymond.


  2. And James goes by Bragan. Parents must like to keep teachers on their toes.