Every week I encounter anywhere between 20 and 100+ kids. They say some ridiculous things. I write them down as accurately and timely as possible, then compile the best lines into these weekly Friday Field Notes.
Enjoy. I certainly do.
This week I was only able to make it to one class. There aren’t very many of these, but they’re good.
C, first thing as she walks through the door in the morning: MISS B! My [seven year old] sister says you’re HOT!
Math sheet about number groups on the overhead.
Me: What do you notice about the items in this picture?
Y: The guy looks like President Obama.
Me: Oh. Kay. (DYING LAUGHING INSIDE BECAUSE CLEARLY THE MAN ON THE SHEET LOOKS LIKE SENOR CHANG) Interesting observation. What else do you notice?
T: The girl looks like my friend’s little sister.
Me: Anything about MATH?
Me: (big long rant about not asking to go to the bathroom during a teaching time and using break times wisely and not missing out on instructions because six of you decide you need to pee simultaneously)
T: Can I go to the bathroom?
Me (frustrated and wanting to move on with this dang math lesson): NO . We’re talking about math. What are things that come in groups in our classroom? For example, I see a group of six desks. What else comes in groups?
Y: Students going to the bathroom!
Me: What comes in a group of two?
Me: When you’re finished drawing the pictures on your sheet, you can hand it in on the rocking chair.
Y: Can I colour President Obama?
Hands me his sheet a few minutes later and only one man is coloured in. Then I realize he really means THIS guy looks like Obama, not the Senor Chang guy.
Sorry for the lack of Field Notes. I’m still recovering from sickness.
But seven year old girls think I’m hot. So there’s that.
Have a great weekend.