Friday, November 9, 2007

Straight from the mouths of the little ones...

Despite all the chaos of the weeks' events..... IEP meetings, trying to find the bottom of my desk, and trying to give my students the impression I have my head screwed on tight, this week has gone by real fast.

I thought I would share a few comments from my world.... from my students.

Coming from a fourth grade student after giving me a hug.... "You smell like my Mom," she says. ...... "Does your Mom smell good?" I asked.... "Yep," she says. I sort of felt relieved after this. I had to remind myself that I was wearing Very Sexy from Victoria Secrets.

In a discussion about arm hair (don't know how we got there)... a fourth grade boy says to me ... "It looks like your going through puberty." Interesting how he relates my hairy female arms to puberty. I wanted to tell him that I knew another female with hairier arms than me!

When wearing a long, shiny necklace yesterday, one of my first graders asked to see it. So I took it from my neck and handed it to him... He was playing with it and says "My Grandma would love to meet you!" ... I responded with "oh really?" ... and he says, "you should buy her one of these!". .... "are you going to buy her one of these and give it to her when you meet her at conferences?" .... "Um, probably not. She will have to buy one for herself." ... okay kid.

When working on homonyms with students, another teacher was discussing the difference between steak and stake. One of the girls said she knew of another kind of "stake/steak"... ... The teacher thinking "oh really?"... The student shared that there is the "stake" when you mess up on your work. You know... mis-stake! Except she doesn't call it mistake... she says "stake". too cute.

Kids are great. Very unpredictable!

Tomorrow I plan to spend some time in the pool... nothing fast... just taking my time to really work on my technique. From there I will be heading to work. Most likely I will spend the entire day there to get caught up. Did I mention I need to find the bottom of my desk? Complete 2 IEPs? Edit an Integrated Written Assessment Report? Write of a Positive Behavior Intervention Plan and create a daily Point System sheet? Finish Progress Reports? Make copies? Do some laminating? Update progress monitoring Graphs? Organized Binders? Correct assignments and update grade book? Work on file-folder language and math games? Yeah, I think I have a few things to do tomorrow.

I will definitely be ready for a drink tomorrow evening!

Yesterday's Brick:
24.45 mile spin (longest bike ever)
2 mile run

Today's Workout:
2.65 mile run

16 comments:

Neese said...

S. - I have to say by the end of my workout I felt a little "oh i'm gonna throw up.... but it was minor lol" So... I think it might lay in the stomach a little heavier than nothing... and I ate it almost exactly an hour before.... they are SOO good and again, made a difference, I'll see over time if the "OIGTU" feeling continues.... but even if it's only as much as that one little time it's worth the endurance it gives me.

I've had a couple drinks tonight...so sorry if i'm going on and on senselessly here...

IronGambit said...

I knew I made a "stake" by coming to your blog! ;)

akshaye said...

hehe.. they do come up with some original stuff!

sounds like you got a busy weekend...

Mendy said...

Kids are great!

Nice brick workout you did. That's fantastic!

You're right, we both need to slow down. time to chill out a little, for the holiday season. Have a wonderful weekend! and enjoy your swim.

Jess said...

Kids are funny. I'm rarely exposed to them, but it's my experience that they say the darndest things.

Marcy said...

ROFLMAO Love the second one!! Don't you just love how they're so honest? My 3 yo comes up with some nice gems sometimes LOL

Karrie said...

do we have the best jobs or what?

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

the puberty comment just cracks me up. How funny!!

robtherunner said...

In middle school the kids just swear at you :)

CollegeGirl said...

The stuff kid's say!!

J~mom said...

Awww..those are great stories!! Awesome job on your workouts!!

Nicole said...

I love cute kid stories.

Makita said...

Great anecdotes from the classroom - the kids are what I miss the most about teaching. They certainly made all the IEPs and everything else worthwhile. :)

Danielle said...

Wow, definitely sounds like a busy time. Hope you got it all done.

jkrunning said...

they are too cute.

jkrunning said...

they are too cute.