When I first got hired in upper grades, I thought I wouldn't have as many funny comments as I got when I did cohort teaching in younger grades. Oh boy, was I wrong. I crack up, or rather, try not to crack up, every single day with these kids. Here are a few choice comments of the year so far, by the students at my school. This post brought to you by the letter L and the number 15.
Me: "That's right. The overall theme in the Harry Potter books is that love is the strongest magic."
Student: *loud gasp* "I knew it! I knew it!"
Student: "My shoulder aches, I'm seeing white spots, I'm pretty sure my groin is broken, and my head's been shrinking all morning!" (he was serious. bless him.)
Teacher: "Another common simile is 'as wise as Solomon.' Does anyone know who Solomon was?"
Student: "I do! It's the bad guy from Lord of the Rings, and he was NOT wise!"
Overheard on the field trip: "Does your mom ever smell your hair when you get out of the shower to make sure you washed it? Mine does."
Student talking to his teacher in the hall: "It's not my fault! He DARED me to throw it!"
Student caught in my classroom during recess: "Sorry, I know I'm not supposed to be in here.... but um... well my friend said that teachers sleep here during parent teacher conferences, and I think she's lying but I had to come look for a sleeping bag."
Apology letter from a student to a teacher: "Sorry I put ice cubes down his back during science. My dad says I'm in a hard stage of life right now."
At recess on their phones: "Mrs. Emery, which one is right? u r cool, or ur cool?"