I will continue to add to this post as I find more or as 1st graders inevitably say more hilarious things!! Names changed to protect the innocent...or guilty!
Very Important Information
As I was reviewing the table of contents in a student's informational book, I noticed a chapter called "Do Not Lick The Ball". 😂
Field Day Fun!
Boy: WOW! I'm sure glad I took my underwear off so they wouldn't get wet and shrink!
I Don't Deserve Vacations
Boy: Where are the chapter books you said you were going to add to our library?
Me: They're still at home. I need to finish labeling them and then I'll bring them.
Boy: Well, you should have done that over Spring Break *and walks away*
We've been learning about contractions. I tell my students that we put the apostrophe there to show that we left out some letters when we were putting the two words together.
Later on, during Science....
A boy is trying to squeeze the words "horseshoe magnet" into a small space in his Science Notebook, but couldn't get it to fit. So here is what he ended up writing: "horseshoe't"
Girl: We took pictures with Santa. Then, when we were leaving, we saw Santa walking to his car. He took his hat off and plopped down into his seat.
I was dying laughing, thinking of some old hairy guy leaving the nasty mall and getting into his beater car after a long day!!!
My 1st graders wrote out their dreams, goals, and wishes for our school's Life Cube project. I gave them privacy and didn't read them, but a few shared aloud and they were beautiful:
I wish they would find a cure for diabetes.
I want my grandpa to get out of jail.
I want more family time because my parents work too much.
I want more friends.
I want to get better at reading.
I wish my grandma would come back to life.
And then there's this one....I want to be Optimus Prime.
We started an opinion/persuasive piece, where students "apply" for a job as an elf and give reasons why they want the job or would be good at it. They can choose jobs such as "Reindeer Caretaker", "Candy Maker", "Toy Designer", etc. (Thanks Courtney Marsh for the great idea!) We discussed a good opening/topic sentence and I posted some starter ideas for them. I walk over to one little boy and he has started with "I don't". I said, "Uh oh, let's try using one of the starter ideas we talked about." He replies, with tears brimming, "I don't want a job! I don't want to leave my mom and dad!"
Making spinning tops at Science:
Me: I like how your blue and black design looks when you spin your top.
Boy: I made it that way because I like the Carolina Panthers.
Me: I thought so. Do you like Cam Newton?
Boy: Yes AND (cue hysterical laughter) MY MOM WANTS TO MARRY HIM!
One of my girls discovered her shirt was on backward, so I helped her get her arms out of the sleeves and turn it around. It was kind of a tight shirt and it took some muscle and a bit of time. When we were done, she said, "Do me a favor. Let's never speak of this again!"
Boy: Who do the Ducks play today?
Boy: Oh, I like Michigan.
Other boy, physically jumping into the middle of our conversation: MICHIGAN IS TRAAAAAAAAAAAASH!!!!!
Lemonade and More
We talked about ways to earn money to buy something expensive.
Boy: A lemonade stand!
Girl: I had a lemonade stand, but I sold lemonade, Capri Sun, and beer.
Me (picking kids up at recess): Where is Kelly?
Girl (very matter-of-factly): She had to go to the nurse because she had a heart attack.
Hey Diddle Diddle
|Student: She looks like the cow jumping over the moon!|
To be continued!!!!!!!