A funny week – the HAHA kind, mostly

23 Jan

Yesterday was a hard day, generally, in 4th grade. All 4 teachers seemed to have some spot of trouble to help kids with. On the other hand, there were also lots of funnies in my class this week I have to share a couple.

1. While he was practicing note-taking about Duke Ellington for our biography unit, V leaned over to me and said, “When we are older e, Z and C are gonna find each other and get an apartment. Then we will have a band.” I told him I hoped they’d track me down and invite me to their gig, a Duke Ellington vocal word. Then, I couldn’t help myself. He was so serious I added, “If I’m old and in a wheelchair, I’ll find someone to push me there.”

2. I’m reading The One & Only Ivan  aloud. The word amends came up because it says that zoos are where humans make amends. I was attempting to explain the meaning of amends when a little voice piped up with. “That’s probably why, at church, they end with Amen.”

3. Working on MLK timelines, a kid mispronounced Burmingham as Burningham….not funny haha, but apropos.

4. Today, a pair was having some trouble working together. One of them said “Who even voted D at our table?”. Well, I moved D to work with another student and had a heart to heart with the speaker. I told him I would have cried if I were D. The the speaker said, Well, D only wants to work. She doesn’t ever mess around.”. I replied, “That’s why I put her there.”.

5. Our OBOB  (Oregon Battle of the Books) battles started last week. I tell the kids they should always say something. Twice this week, kids made random guesses that were right. the best was to a 3rd grade team who were asked this question  about  The One & Only Ivan. They had no idea, but took my advice to heart and decided to say 45. Imagine the surprise on their faces when they heard that their answer was correct. We had a good laugh about that.

That got me thinking about Kid President’s Twenty Things We Should Say More Often

Any funnies in your week?



4 Responses to “A funny week – the HAHA kind, mostly”

  1. arjeha January 27, 2015 at 9:01 am #

    Love these stories. It is things like this that make each day unique. Like Art Linkletter use to day, “Kids say the darndest things.”

  2. Dana Murphy January 27, 2015 at 9:52 am #

    Love #2! Ha ha ha ha. Oh, kids.

  3. franmcveigh January 27, 2015 at 4:14 pm #

    Kids – our joy, our source of laughter, our FUN!
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. cmadeleine0816 January 30, 2015 at 9:33 am #

    Kids’ comments in class are truly the best. We were practicing using Shakespeare’s language and hurling insults (in a friendly manner of course) and after one student read their insult, a boy says, ooh you got cold water to cool down that burn?! The entire class just lost it. Priceless. 🙂

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