Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Quotes from my classroom

It is the end of the semester at school. My students are busy finishing up two large projects, so there is a lot of work time and not much "teaching" from me. I thought this is a good time to share a collection of what my students have been talking about among themselves.

"Twerking is my passion."~ I'm pretty sure she was joking. But she said it with such a straight face that I am not quite sure.

"Rumors are like farts. They spread around fast and no one likes them."~ This was the slogan one group came up with for their anti-bullying campaign. Here is the video that they made if you want to check it out. (they are all published to youtube, this one is just my favorite)

"Mrs. C, my Hulk strength keeps breaking these hole punchers." (seriously, this kid broke two of them in a row. I don't really understand how.

The school needed these sets of laminated cards sorted, organized, hole punched and put onto rings. There were over 100 sets that needed to be put together. My leadership kids are usually asked to do stuff like this, I mean 28 kids can do stuff like this way faster than one or two adults, or students aides. I told them it was a race to see which group could make the most. One super competitive girl was taking charge in her table when I over heard this (K is a boy, M is the girl):
K: My thumbs are starting to hurt. (he was opening and closing the rings)
M: K-you are slacking on your job! Keep going!
K: I think they are swelling.
M: You want to win don't you? Suck it up!
There was no prize for the first place team.

"Do you like my uterus? There's a baby in it."~ She was drawing a picture for her alphabet book they are creating.

"Can I live tweet your class today? I want to get you trending on twitter."

"I've never kissed a boy, but I'm not scared. I know I will be good at it." ~ This makes me happy. We have an 8th grade girl at the school who is pregnant, so I am always happy when I hear the more innocent ones.

"Mrs. C, do you have road flares or an orange cone in your car?"
"No A, I do not."
"If you get in a car crash, you are pretty much dead with out those things."
His end of the year speech was on what to do in a car crash. Apparently I can't survive without those.

"In conclusion, you need to have a spare tire, a cell phone and a screwdriver in your car in case of emergencies."~ This student's speech was on what happens after you get your drivers license. I had no idea how crucial a screwdriver was.

Me- "I'm pretty sure I spelled license wrong. I always do. How is it spelled?" (Seriously, I cannot spell that word without spell check or looking it up. Even here I get the red squiggly line under it.)
A- "Don't forget the silent Q at the end."

Student- "Mrs. C, does this drawing look like Drake or Jesus?"
Me- "Um... Honestly I don't know what Drake looks like, but that drawing kind of looks like the pictures of Jesus at church."
Student- "Hmm... well I love Drake and Jesus, so I guess it's okay."

I can see how those two might get confused. :)

There has also been rumors floating around school about me being pregnant. I already decided that I am not going to do a big announcement for my classes about it, I mean, they'll figure it out eventually right? But, I also decided that I won't lie if a kid asks me. So far one girl has asked, but no one else has. I have had a few kids come up to me and say " I have a question for you." When I ask what it is, they get all giggly and say never mind. 

I love that I have a job that makes me laugh everyday. What is the best part of your job??


Jen said...

haha these are awesome!!! :)

Kristin said...

I don't think I could keep track of the things second graders said if I tried. So very little of it makes sense.

I love that I get to experiment everyday. Since it's my first year in this position, I truly come in each day with "something new!" that I want to try. Right now, I'm taking a Dinah Zyke Foldables course, so I have a new idea everyday.

Becky Dougherty said...

Haha! Love these! I like listening to my students' conversations, especially since they seem to think I'm deaf. I learn all kinds of information this way.... :)

Erin said...

haha love this!!

Erika said...

Oh my gosh. These are hilarious. Live tweet your class to get you trending??! LOVE it! And the silent q??! Your kids are awesome!!

Alison said...

Hahaha, these are awesome. Are you trending on Twitter yet?

By the way, how far along are you now?! Are you showing? :)

Megan said...

I should keep up with what my students say. Kids are too funny! My first year at the school I currently teach at, I had a parent come up to me at Open House and tell me congratulations. I just kind of looked at her and I was trying to figure out what I had done to be congratulated for. Then, she said "you're pregnant right?" I was like "no..." She looked at her son and he looked so embarrassed. Apparently, a kid in my class decided to tell other students that I was pregnant and this sweet student went home and told his mom. This student even told them I was due in January. He was committed to this rumor!