Monday, October 24, 2011

The Funny Things Kids Say...

One of things I always suggest to new teachers is to keep a journal of the funny (or just plain outrageous) things kids say. I have a journal of 15 years of those funny quotes from my students. I also have one of quotes from my own two children. I keep the journals in my nightstand.  Every once in a while, I bring them to school and a few of us will read them and laugh (or cry) our way down memory lane.

My journal full of the funny things my students say.

Tonight I will be adding one quote to each journal.

For the journal of student quotes...
One of our secretaries celebrated her 50th birthday today.  We spent some time today brainstorming all the wonderful things about her, so we could make her a classbook for her birthday.  She is AMAZING, so the list was really long.  Finally, I agreed to call on "one more" student.  He said, "Wow, Mrs. S.....   is 5 rows on the 100's chart!!!"    Good golly, Miss Molly - they are listening to me!!!  Yahoo!

For the journal of quotes from my own kids...
Donavon (my 5 year old):  "--------- said she wants to marry me."
Me:  "Did you tell her you are 5 and 5 year olds can't get married?"
Donavon:  "She said she wants to marry me when we grow up."
Me:  "Did you tell her you have to go to college and get a good job first?"
Donavon:  "Mom,  don't worry. I am not going to marry her.  She got her clipped moved once!"

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  1. Five rows on the 100 chart - what a HOOT! Look at you - doing what I've always said I SHOULD do. I've heard some good ones through the years!

    We opted for the PC - for lots of reasons, $$ was definitely one of them...I get to pick it up tomorrow so I'll be back in business. This old thing I'm using right now is for the birds!!! ;)

  2. Those are awesome!!!! And what a good boy you have!!! :) :) :) I wish I would have kept a journal all of these years . . .
    I am voting EVERY DAY!!!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  3. Lol that's too cute! My little guy comes home and rants and raves about one of the little girls in his class, she has a huge crush on him and keeps trying to hold his hand and he is in the "girls are gross" stage. I wish I had started a teacher journal my first year too, but better late than never I guess! I will have to find a cute journal too!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

  4. I think it might be the best part of our jobs! haha! We had our school-wide earthquake drill last week and one of the kinder teachers told her class they could say "here" or "present" when she called roll outside. So when she got to one boy he shouted "president!!!" hahahha we were laughing so hard we couldn't even get through the roll!