from the mouths of babes...
Up here in BC we are almost at the finish line for the school year. It is so close I can feel it! In looking back on this year, there have been a lot of challenges, but there have also been so many funny moments. Teaching little people has its own unique set of joys!
(10 + 2 bonus ones because I just couldn't leave any out!)
#1 - science > donuts
#2 - mid-lesson pedicure
#3 - kindergarten swear words
"Does that say elf?"
"Yes! Good reading!"
"That's a bad word."
"No it's not, who told you that?"
"My mama tells us we're not allowed to say the elf-word."
#4 - the facts of life
Student: You're having a baby?
Me: Yes, I am!
Student: So, you're adopting a baby?
Me: No, the baby is in my tummy. (pointing to my 7 month pregnant baby belly)
Student: (look of horror on his face) You adopted the baby and ate it?!
#5 - the moon walk
Then, straight face and all, he proceeds to show the whole class the moon walk, and say that this is how Michael Jackson walked on the moon.
#6 - kindergarten pronunciation
- Lara, kindergarten teacher
#7 - math fail
"Am I supposed to subtract or take away?"
(OK, this may be more depressing than cute - especially at this time of the year!)
#8 - this is not part of a flower
#9 - important american history
When discussing a Social Studies unit with a 5th grader, I asked, "What's the name of that document that contains all those laws and amendments?"
My student takes a few minutes to thing, before her eyes light up, and she screams... "The CONSTIPATION!!"
#10 - latin roots
#11 - where does our food come from...
#12 - vowel movement
This young man became perplexed and thoughtful, and then said: "Well, I don't undersand where a vowel movement fits in." He was confusing vowels with bowels.
There was NO WAY I couldn't crack a smile.