Things I Didn’t Think I’d Have To Say
Me: “Yes, Patrick*. Do you have a question?”
Patrick: “What shoe size are you?”
Me: “That’s an odd question. Did you buy me shoes?”
Me: “Then you don’t really need to know then do you?”
Me: “Um excuse me! Don’t stick your fingers in an outlet!”
* As always, the names have been changed to protect the innocent or not so innocent.
I found this gem
A student changed his name
We found Pennywise again... just kidding. It was actually a ball
Second graders Deal With SeveNth Graders
Student: “Ms. Daley and then and then she made my sister cry. And I’m sorry Ms. Daley but I yelled at her.”
Student 2(sister): “She did yell at Abby*”
Student: “So then she called me the B word and swung her purse at me.”
Student 2: “Its trues Ms. Daley. “
Student: “Yea and then I called her the B word too. And then Abby telled me to spell it and I did Ms. Daley I did.”
*Names were changed to protect the innocent and not so innocent
Student 1: “Look Ms. Daley!! We did it!”
Me: “YAY! Proud of you!”
Student 2: “Let’s take a picture.”
Me: “Ok! QUICK! Everyone get together and say, ‘I’m successful!’”
Students: Insert five variations.
Student 3: “Let us see it!”
Student 2: “Oh no. I look ratchet. Do it again.”
Me: “Only if y’all can say successful together.”
Student 4: “ Ms. Daley, that’s extra.”
Me: being extra “Do you want the picture or not?!”
6/7 graders building reading stamina
I’m attending the Arkansas Department of Education Science of Reading Conference in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Before lunch, I visited a few vendors and lost track of time. I notice that most of the food was gone, so I tried to track down a waiter.
Me: “Excuse me.”
What looks to be a college student turns around.
Me: “Do I just sit down where there’s a plate?”
Waiter: “Yes, or you can bring it to your friends.”
Me: accidentally vocalizing thoughts “I actually don’t have friends.”
Waiter: shifts uncomfortably “Oh I’m sorry.”
The library .... which is where I'm going to get my lovelies some books! There will be a FOCAL book sale at the River Market today from 5:30 to 7:30. If you are in Arkansas, you should check it out! It's in the basement of the River Market Books and Gifts (behind the library) and all books, for members, are 50% off! Super cool!