Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I should probably just blog all the funny things my students say. Most of my kids are ESL; Spanish being their first language. It's so funny watching their little brains work so hard to translate from Spanish to English. Example: "my new pants bought my dad for me!"

I also have a super smarty pants 5000 girl in my class too. She says the most random stuff. Example: "hey mrs. S guess what I just thought of while I was in the bathroom?" "I thought that if I was in there when there was a fire alarm I would just stay in there, turn the water on and plug up the sink and let the water flow all through the whole school. Then I would be a hero and the firemen would tell me I'm the best!" I looked at her and smiled and she said "I know it's not real mrs Stoddard but one day I'll have a real good idea come to me in the bathroom."

What the?

Oh hey one more week til my bday!!! I'll be 27! Weird!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

School is in full swing and I feel like its been at least a month of these kids. The other day when it was day 9 that we were coloring on our hundreds chart I laughed. Day 9.

My class is pretty amazing so far though. I'm pretty lucky. I love my job! Hilarious story for you: so last Thursday the kids needed to take the mid chapter check test in their math workbooks. I had them get out their office (a tri folder meant to shield their neighbors eyes from looking..yet I should video how much they look at each others work even with the offices up...they don't understand "cheating" at six). Anyway I had some major chatter going on everywhere so I put my microphone up to mouth and old them to stop talking. It was my "teacher voice". I mean it had been a long day and I'll admit I was losing patience so I gave them all the look. It worked I mean they were totally silent as I read them the questions, putting their pencils in the air quickly after each question to signal they were ready for the next. It was PERFECT. The next day one of the moms of my kiddos, who works at the school, told me he came home and said "Mrs. Stoddard got mad for a minute and my heart was beeping so fast I didn't know what was going to happen next." ha ha ha ha ha. Amazing!