Friendly Fill-Ins Week 120

Time for The Friendly Fill-Ins. Please leave your link (at bottom of post) here or at my co-host’s Four-Legged Furballs. You can also answer in the comment section.

1. The best teacher I ever had was _____________________.
 
2. The worst teacher I ever had was ____________________.
3. I recently learned how to _________.
4. I think everyone should know how to _________.

My answers:

  1. The best teacher I ever had was my English teacher in high school that I had sophomore and junior year. I have had many good teachers in my life, but she really stands out.
  2.  The worst teacher I ever had was a Geometry teacher in high school. I don’t think she really knew what she was doing, she used to just read off of her notes and couldn’t answer questions from students.
  3. I recently learned how to get the batter/breadcrumbs to stay on my onion rings.
  4. I think everyone should know how to read.

We are also joining Create With Joy’s Friendship Friday and Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus.

Trouble loves to chase her tail when she is at the top of the cat tree.


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87 thoughts on “Friendly Fill-Ins Week 120

  1. Trouble sure knows how to have a good time.

    A teacher who doesn’t know the subject matter would be very frustrating to have..

    Reading is such a basic skill in today’s world, i agree.

  2. Trouble is so funny! Pipo is also a chaser of his own tail…sometimes he rolls all over the floor like a ball, MOL!

    1. The best teacher I ever had was my music teacher for 9th, 10th, 12th and 13th grades in Highschool. He was kind of like an extra father to me, and sometimes I would visit him at his house, and I visited him often after I graduated.

    2. The worst teacher I ever had was a geography teacher in 10th grade. He showed car racing films(!), and did not like it at all when I showed him published and physical evidence about something he was in error about. Sheesh, aren’t peeps supposed to be open to learning something new each day?
    3. I recently learned how to bake a good loaf of grain free flax bread. Its actually yummy!
    4. I think everyone should know how to cook good meals and ‘keep house’. Those are skills that are valuable throughout a lifetime. Seconded by the need to know how to handle money properly, and keep a good budget.

    • Thank you for your answers, I enjoyed them. I am glad you had such a great teacher to inspire your love of music. The geography one sounds bad.I am glad you found a good recipe for bread that is good for you and tasty. Have a nice weekend! XO

  3. I agree that everyone should know how to read. We once had an employee who could not read. He would pick up books and look at them and then put them down and shake his head.

    I offered to teach him, but he was too proud for that.

    We used to have people come in our store to have one of us read them their mail. We would try to teach them. Some wanted to learn, some did not.

    Have a blessed week.

  4. Aww Trouble is so cute. I think it is a lot of fun to watch them on cat trees.

    I agree with you about learning to read, too. Life just seems so much better, easier, if we can read.

    How awful that your Geometry teacher couldn’t answer questions. That is a big part of teaching! Our oldest son had a teacher in elementary school that expected the children to create concept maps. She marked his wrong. We went to the school to find out how to create one so that we could help him learn to do it correctly. She said, “To be honest with you, I don’t know how to do it either.” That made us so mad. How could she expect the children to do this when she couldn’t do it herself or tell them how to? It was one of the big reasons (not the only one) why we decided to home-school.

    Have a blessed weekend!

  5. Great “fill in the blanks” today……Teachers have a huge impact on their students and sometimes it’s YEARS later that we can really see how deeply that impact effects us. Love that photo of Trouble “enjoying” her cat tree AND her tail!

    Hugs, Teddy and Mom too

  6. If I’d answered the questions, instead of Purrseidon, I could have had nearly identical answers for 1, 2, and 4. Ms. Brothers, my H. S. English teacher inspired me so much that I went on to earn a BA in English; can’t even recall the geometry teacher’s name – do recall there were 19 of us in class and I was one of the three that passed… he got fired.
    Now, Ellen, what is your secret for those onion rings????

    • That is funny how similar our answers are 🙂
      I ran the panko bread crumbs through the food processor, they were fine and stayed on.

  7. I had a science teacher like that. He was a bonehead who should have stuck to coaching football. I don’t know if he was any good at that because I couldn’t have cared less. But we got into it one day because he kept repeating the same phrase to a student who couldn’t comprehend a concept. I got frustrated and spoke up, wording the answer differently so the kid understood. He might have tried to have me suspended but I think our little conversation in the lab intimidated him. ~grin~ Hurray for tail chasing! That’s so cute.

    Thanks for the tip on pet meds! Be well, my dear.

  8. I’m so-o sorry to hear about Phoebe’s Purrince. She must be very very sad. Hugs for her. Trouble is so cute!
    My fill-ins: 1. The best teacher I ever had was and still is me. 2. The worst teacher I ever had was the doggie. 3. I recently learned what happens to froggies when they are in hot tubs. 4. I think everyone should know how to serve a pussycat.

    • Phoebe went to the Bridge last Sept. so she was waiting for him 🙁
      Thank you for your answers, I enjoy them. I agree with #4.

  9. It’s great that you had many good teachers. I think mine is one from college. I learned lot of things that help what I do at work now. Trouble is so cute and funny chasing her tail 🙂

  10. I didn’t have a chance to participate this week. Hopefully I’ll be back next week. You gave great answers and I so agree with you about reading. Have a great weekend!

  11. Great fill-ins this week! There always seems to be THOSE teachers – the extra special ones who stand out and those who stand out because they aren’t good ones. Mom says she’s had a number of those over the years. We agree with learning to read! There’s whole ‘nother worlds out there though reading!

  12. My favourite teacher was one of my English teachers too. She really encouraged me to write.
    And the worst, we had quite a few of those!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  13. Mom was a teacher for many years so she can look at these questions from both sides. She is always amazed at how many people find that the teacher they disliked the most while IN school usually ends up qualifying as the BEST one they recognize when they are older. And as a math teacher, she says that sadly they are way too many teachers of math who may KNOW their math, but really don’t have the skills to share that knowledge with others.

    We hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  14. In fifth grade, I remember having a nun who was our math teacher. She banged the door open and scared us all to death! Not a good way to teach.

  15. Whoa! Trouble, that looks dangerous! Great fill-in answers. TW can’t remember all her teachers. She became friends with a few but can’t remember them as teachers. Thinking about it, her worst was a Spanish teacher but she doesn’t remember why. I’m a cat and I can’t read.

  16. Trouble, you make me smile. 🙂 And your fill-ins are fantastic, as always! One of my high school English teachers was phenomenal, like yours. She is now the principal at the high school I attended, and I think that is a wonderful thing for the school. And you are spot-on with #4. I feel so bad for those in the world who don’t have access to schooling and reading lessons, as reading is such a gift. I hope you’ve been having a fabulous Friday!

  17. Teachers make such an impact on our lives. I hope everyone has that one special teacher that helped shape their lives in a positive way. What the secret to keeping the batter on onion rings?? I LOVE onion rings!

  18. Ditto for me on the geometry teacher! I got A’s in every other class – all four years. The only B I ever got was geometry – and the teacher claimed I flunked the final (I never flunked anything else). I still get steamed talking about it!

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  20. Great fill ins. My mom was my first and second grade teacher as it was a small country school so it was quite confusing to my young brain at times. My best teacher ever was my homeroom teacher for all four years of high school as he was supportive in a relaxed way that made us feel like equals rather than annoying students.
    My worst teacher was one of my nursing tutors who terrified us all and tried to get us to learn through fear – thankfully she left after our first year.
    I definitely agree that everyone should be taught the wonderful skill of reading.
    Have a fabulous day.x

    • Thank you for these great answers. That is cool that your mom was your teacher for 1st and 2nd grade. 🙂 I hope you had a nice day too. XO

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