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Monday, March 18, 2013

Those Crazy Kids...

Tales from the Teachers' Lounge

I swear getting to hear the things that come out of kids' mouths is one of the best perks of my job!

A student reading an oral reading passage (for a test):
"The octo-pussys....." 
Instead of octopuses, this is how she pronounced this word.  I'm sorry, I have no idea what she said after that....would you remember?!

A different student reading aloud with his book club:
"Given the circumcision, she decided to....."
And again, I have no idea what he said after that because he said circumcision instead of circumstances!

While reading The Hunger Games:
"This is the first book I've ever liked that doesn't have pictures!"
(what really made me smile was the element of surprise in his voice)

Apparently this day I looked like a Mr.:
"Mr.  I mean Miss."
Me: "Why does everyone keep calling me Mr. today?!" (second time - 2 different classes)
"Well, you have jeans on today and you normally wear skirts."

I figured this one out before they did...
"I think there are fun ways to learn, but I think we learn the hard way."
Remember that post where I shared I had a rough day?  

While looking through a thesaurus (I hope not for the first time!)
"I love these words!!  They're so powerful!"
In an effort to take some credit, we were working on figurative language - score!

Discussing the upcoming half day of school:
"I'm coming with my hair down cuz I'm going back to sleep after."
(...said the boy with spiky gel hair)

1 comment:

  1. bahahahaha "the first book i ever liked without pictures" cracks me up - i had a kid say that once to me when i was teaching. whatever works, right?


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