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!