Wednesday, April 27, 2011

laughing keeps you sane

Warm spring sun where have you gone too?
I don't know about where you live, but it is hinting at winter here in Colorado. I've had to scrape the ice off my car windows twice this week!  

This week has been interesting to say the least. My students' personalities are really shining through and lately we have had some odd conversations... 

Exhibit A: 
We have been working on figuring out "How Many" in math.  How many friends are here today?  How many eyes are in our class? 
I asked my students to think of things that come in 2's.  You know like socks, and ears, and hands.  I had my students begin to share their ideas as I drew them on the board. 
I called on a student.
"Babies that have two heads!"

{insert crickets chirping here}

The next student I called on wiped his nose with his hand and said, "Snuffers!"
"You know these things..." he then proceeded to poke a finger in his nostril. 

At least both students had right answers...right?

Exhibit B:
Today as I was in the middle of testing a student in math, "...18, 19, 20, 21, 22..." he suddenly turned to me and said, "I don't want to die."
"Yeah, I told my mom that I want to live forever."
"What did she say?"
"She said I have to die someday."
"Well don't worry, I think you'll be old and wrinkly by then."

He giggled and continued counting "...23, 24, 25..." as if he had never stopped. 

I'm telling you, if you want to be entertained for a day go visit a classroom at the end of the school year :)

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