Thursday, February 13, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is tomorrow and the kids have been hilarious this week with all of their talk of love and crushes. 

I had second grade girls whispering their crushes to me.  The boys they have crushes on are in fourth and sixth grade...I also had a girl drag me to a spot on the playground where no one could hear us and ask me very seriously "Who do you love?"

A boy in my class came up to me while he was supposed to be working and asked "Are you in love, or is it a crush."

I have no clue where they get this stuff since I never tell them about my dating life.  And they have been told multiple times that I don't have a boyfriend.  Silly kids. 

The funniest comments came from one of my boys who has an aunt who is 40 and not married.  He sees her and is very worried for me. First he told me to just say (I don't know where) "Does anyone need a girlfriend, I need a boyfriend."  He then proceeded to tell me that I just needed to go on Christian Mingle, but if I was over 50 I should go on Our Time.  Seriously, where does he come up with this stuff...I was cracking up.  That was yesterday and then today at recess he came up and asked me "So have you tried that new dating website out yet?"

The same student told me that I had to find a boyfriend, but not Annika's cousin (a student in my class has been trying to set me up with her cousin) by March 1st.  I asked him what would happen then and he told me that he would send us off to the temple to get married and then send us off to California.  Sounds good to me! haha

Another funny story from yesterday:

I was on Recess duty when a girl came up and told me that She and Taycee were going to name their daughters Katrina (my name).  I told her that when they did they would have to send me pictures.  On the way in from recess she came up to me and said "Miss Paul, when I get married and have a kid and name her Katrina won't you be dead?"  Haha, kids are great!

I am taking a personal day tomorrow to spend time with family this weekend, so I gave my students their valentines presents today.  I gave them each a pencil, some erasers, conversation hearts, and a friendship bracelet that I made for them.  They were so cute and so appreciative.  They all said thank you as I gave them their bag and then they were giving me hugs and having me sharpen their new pencils and tie their friendship bracelets on.  It was one of those perfect moments in a classroom.

I hope my kiddos have a great Valentine's Day tomorrow!  I will miss being there to celebrate with them. 

Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

As of late...

By the time I get around to posting there are normally at least a few funny things that I have to share.  Here we go:

Student:  Where did you get your necklace?
Me: At a store called Fossil
Student:  So it's old

Just another reminder that young children are very literal thinkers : )

One of our spelling words a while back was "closed".  I asked the class who could use the word in a sentence.  One of my students raised his hand, I called on him and he said "Sorry, but the body piercing shop is closed."  He got some good laughs from the class.  Where do they come up with this stuff?

When we came back from Christmas break one of my students had gotten a haircut.  His mom told me that he was worried about me liking it.  I guess when he was getting it cut he told his mom that I wasn't going to like it, he told her that I loved his long hair.  Haha.  I don't know that I ever told him are the best!

On a more romantic note:

I can't help but love them, especially when they write things like this in their journals and on my board:

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Love These Funny Kiddos

It's been way too long, so here are some of the ones that I remember:

I got a new student a couple of weeks ago.  The day before I was telling my students about the new student.  I told them that it was a girl.  I heard one of the boys in the class whisper to another boy "I hope she's pretty."  I called him out on it and said "Did you just say that you hope she is pretty?!" (I knew that it wouldn't embarrass him)  He said that he did and the whole class had a good laugh, myself included.  He was also really hoping that the new girl would sit next to him. 

One of my students came up to me a while back and said "I don't get why it is called 101 Dalmatians if there are only 15 Dalmatians."  Good point kiddo.

A few days ago there was honestly a chorus of coughing going on in my classroom, it was ridiculous.  I couldn't even talk because the coughing was so loud, so I laughed instead.  One of the girls in my class who wasn't sick chimed in and said "I'm catching a cold every second I'm here."  I knew how she felt, how do you survive the day without getting sick when everyone is coughing around you left and right...

I had a girl stay in during recess to work on an assignment yesterday.  She was humming the song "Kiss the Girl" (the boy she likes was in the room, he was sick and couldn't go outside).  She said that she loved the song.  When I asked her why she said "Because it's romantic, and I just love everything romantic."  She then proceeded to explain that she loves kissing, but not seeing it when people are starting to kiss. haha.

I love my students!  I am THE luckiest.  I can't believe that I get to be their teacher and that I get to do something I love so much every day! 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Love is in the Air

Today I found out that I will be getting a new student tomorrow.  I was preparing my class for that.  I told them that it was a girl.  A few seconds after that, one of the boys in my class turns to the boy next to him and says "I hope she's pretty."  I called him out on it (I knew he could handle it) and said "Michael, did you just say "I hope she's pretty."?  He responded that he did and the whole class was laughing including him.  Another boy then pipes in and says, "I hope she isn't fat." 

The "pretty" comment made me laugh.  I'm pretty sure none of us were worried about that type of stuff when I was in second grade, but I guess times are changing.

The "fat" comment made me sad.  What has the media and society done to warp our brains?!  And it is starting so young!

Apparently last week there was a girl in my class who kissed a boy in my class on the cheek.  Today as they were coming back from Library she was hugging him the whole way in the hallway, until she saw that I saw it.  She sat next to him on the carpet and was trying to lay her head down on her lap.  I stopped that one.  What the heck?!

Another kid in the class was talking about how one of the boys in the class had a girlfriend...oh my.

I don't even know what to do about all these crushes and all this love! haha Kids are the best and I am so lucky that I get to be in their presence so much!

Monday, October 14, 2013

The Marriage Question

Student 1 - "Miss Paul are you married?"
Me - "No"
Student 2 - "She's looking for a husband."

Totally made me laugh.

Student 1 - "I have a cousin who is your same age and my mom wants to hook you up with him"

Haha, the joys of being a single teacher.  Gotta love it, they sure do make me laugh!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

My Favorite Place in the USA

Next week we are celebrating school lunch week.  There is a drawing competition for the kids and the theme was "My favorite place in the U.S.A."  Here are some of my cuties drawings:


And of course...don't forget McDonalds:
I also got this e-mail from a student last night!  I am the luckiest!  I love my kids!
Here is a funny quote from a girl in my class yesterday:
"It feels like there is a big staple in my shirt. Was my brother stapling my shirt?"  Haha I love that that her first though was that her brother had been stapling her shirt.  Cute kiddos!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Class Pet

My kids are on some strange class pet obsessions.  Actually it's not strange.  We read a story called "Teacher's Pet" in our literacy program last week. I think that is what got the ball rolling along with the fact that some kids in one of the other classes brought in a leaf eater and worms and called them their class pets. 

Two days ago one of the little girls in my class came in with a jar.  In it was a caterpillar.  At the carpet in the morning she proudly announced that it could be our class pet.  She put it over on the counter where it wouldn't be a distraction.  At recess the kids diligently collected leaves for it to eat.  At the end of the day she took it home with her. 

This morning she came back with the class pet.  When one of the students in the class asked how the class pet was doing she said "It's almost dead."  Leaves were still collected for it at recess, but it was forgotten on the counter at the end of the day. 

The poor thing that found its way into the hands of a second grader.  If you die overnight little caterpillar, may you rest in peace.