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.
I was with the same group of kids from last Thursday through until the following Wednesday. They were ridiculous. They were noisy, nutty and all over the place, but I had SO much fun with them. There is a special place in my heart for these monkeys. They were priceless. I was so busy and having so much fun that I forgot to write down a lot of what they said. But here are a few.
Me: Ok, you guys hit about 12:15 and you all go nuts. Why do you think that is? We have great mornings, but our afternoons are tough.
B: Well. It’s after break and we’ve all eaten our food and then all of a sudden we all get a bunch of energy all at once because we’ve digested our food.
B: That’s SCIENCE TALK.
L: You’re weird.
S: Look, the teacher is laughing!
(All the kids look at me laughing, which makes me laugh harder)
Me: Well that was funny.
The kids are using the letters from the word “properties” to make new words.
R: You can make poop!
L: No you can’t! There is only one ‘o’.
R: YEAH! POOP! P-O-P!
A: That’s POP.
R: No, it’s POOP.
M: No it’s not! (goes to get a dictionary)
Me: What’s going on guys?
R: You can spell POOP with this word.
Me: No you can’t.
R: YES. My mom said poop is spelled P-O-P.
L: TWO ‘O’s. You need TWO.
M: It’s not in the dictionary.
Me: R, TRUST ME, poop is spelled P-O-O-P. End of discussion.
Me: So what do you think an angle that is straight called? Make an educated guess.
K: A straight angle?
Me: Yeah! A straight angle!
L: YOU’RE A STRAIGHT ANGLE.
Me: (look at L)
Me: Can you tell me what the food groups are?
Me: Yes, fruits and vegetables. What else?
Me: Well, shrimp is IN one of the food groups. What is that one called?
Me: Excuse me?
Me: Uh. No. You should neeeever eat bleach.
J: My lizard’s name is RANDALL.
During math, wrapping a measuring tape around his lizard’s belly:
J (whispering): Don’t worry Randall, this won’t hurt.
Kindergarten duty (hah duty)
Kid: Are you a girl?
Girl: Are you a kid?
Me: No, I’m a teacher.
WHO IS YOUR NAME?
Obviously Caucasian girl: Guess what?
OCG: I’m from Korea!
Me: Oh wow.
Obviously Korean Girl: No. She’s not. I’m from Korea.
Have a good weekend.
That’s SCIENCE talk.