I've been meaning to write this post for a long time, but every time I sat down to write it, I couldn't quite catch the stories that I wanted. But I had enough pussyfooting around and decided to just write them as I remember them.
I've been teaching for 5 years and kids really do say some super funny things. So I decided to write down some funny conversations I've had with my students over the years.
Once I was conferring with a student, Dana, and I saw another kid, Yaire, waiting patiently next to me for me to finish. Dana was asking me how to spell the word yellow. "Where do you think you might look around the room to find that word?" I so expertly guided. Her little face lit up,"On the crayon!" As she started her writing, I turned to Yaire who said, "I don't need help anymore" and scurried back to her seat. At the end of the workshop I sat down next to Yaire to see what she had written and on her paper it said "My hair is crayola." I nearly died.
In Social Studies we were talking about children in the class who had family in different countries, Jodsina raised her hand and said, "My father comes from the country of Philadelphia and he speaks Philadelphian." Okayyyyyyy.
We had a reading teacher who used to come in once a week to work with a struggling group of readers. One day she was absent because she was in a little fender bender so when I told the class that she wouldn't be in that day because she had an accident, one little boy raised his hand and said, "Isn't she too old to pee in her pants?"
I'm sure there's so many more, but these are the ones that stick out to me. Kids sure are funny. I wonder what kinds of things Isabella will say when she starts talking. Hopefully, "Thank you" and "I'm sorry"