Monday, June 23, 2014

Funny First Grade Sayings

I'm back!  I took a little break from blogging, but I have been following everyone.  I am ready to start back and just in time to get my room back in order for the new school year.  Our school starts in about a month!

I wanted to start back blogging by writing something that I want to remember.  That is what my crazy but fun first graders said this past year.  I loved the class, and they definitely will be one that I will never forget.  I didn't get them all written down, but I tried to get some.  I hope you get some laughs as you read these sayings. :)

Scenario 1
Teacher: "Why are you at your backpack?"
Student: "I thought I came to school with diapers in my backpack." Serious as he could be
Teacher: Puzzled and I am sure giving him a crazy face "Why would you have diapers?  Do you need them?"
Student: "No, but my mom might with my baby brother."
What can you say? He genuinely was concerned.
I am just glad my backpack area doesn't look like this!

Scenario 2 - Small Group Reading - Reading a chapter book
Teacher: "Does anyone know why the police called the mother a cuckoo?"
Student: "No, but she must be from Bolivar.  My parents say that all the cuckoos live in Bolivar."

Scenario 3 - Writing "Monkey Notes" (Conduct Notes) before Going Home for the Day
Teacher: "Why have you been acting up today?"
Student: "You know what caused my misbehavior?  It's this scar under my eye.  It has caused me to act this way."
Needless to say, he still got his monkey note.

Scenario 4 - Teaching off the Promethean Board (Smart Board)
Student: "Mrs. Elizabeth, why is that written so sloppy?" Pointing to the Promethean Board in which I had typed something.
Teacher: "What are you talking about?" Confused as can be, because everything was typed
Student: "This.  It's sloppy." Getting up and pointing to words that were italicized "You wouldn't let me turn my work in like that."
All I could do was laugh and try to explain

Scenario 5 - Bringing students back from the bathroom
Student: "Do I have a booger in my nose?" Holding his head back so I could check
Teacher: "Really, you just asked me that? Why don't you go back to the bathroom and see?"

Scenario 6 - Small Group Reading
Teacher: "When would you need to use a dictionary?"
Student: "I won't ever need a dictionary.  I have Siri.  She will be my dictionary."

Scenario 7 - Science Time Talking about Living and Nonliving Things
Teacher: "Is a hamburger living or nonliving?"
Student: "It is living in my mouth when I eat it." All serious.

Scenario 8 - Math Lesson about Perimeter
Teacher: "Why should we learn about perimeter?"
Student: "When I get older and I have kids that are in first grade, I will need to help and teach them about perimeter."

Scenario 9 - Whole Group Reading Lesson
Teacher: "What is a crack?"
Student: "It's dark brown and sometimes itches."
Wrong crack!

Scenario 10 - Small Group Reading Lesson about Worms
Student in another group: "Worms! I can do the worm."
Teacher: "Do it!" I was talking to another person.
Student: "Really!" Jumps up to do the worm.
Teacher: "NO!!! I wasn't talking to you." 

These are just some of the crazy things that were said in my classroom this year. 
 I truly love teaching and never day is boring!