During recess, my cherubs “beat up” their imaginary friends. Excuse my laughter, I couldn’t help it.
Today in Teaching Land, a parent told me that her son started talking in his sleep about our class work. Apparently her older son woke up to my student mumbling something about CNN Student News. Her older son asked him again and he replied, “I just love CNN Student News.”
Scene: I finished up proctoring the ACT Aspire Reading test and walked back into my classroom. One of my students, S, ran over to me as I walked in the room.
S: “Ms. Daley, Ms. Crockett can draw. You can’t draw Ms. Daley!”
Me: “ Ok, S, Ms. Crockett is a great artist and I’m not but that was rude.”
S: “ Aw Ms. Daley but you drew something yesterday and it was good and Ms. Crocket just drew A and it was really good.”
Me: “Again! And what did I say to you yesterday?!”
Other Student: “She saiiiid if you’re going to make fun of her coat of arms drawing she ain’t gonna show you.”
Me: *hair flip* “Plus Ms. Crockett is an artist”
I’m walking a student, let’s call him S, back in the classroom. S, who’s already in trouble for shouting in class, didn’t seem to understand his talk with the principal.
S: “Ms. Daley, you walk like a boss.”
Me: “That’s ‘cause I am a boss. Now are you suppose to be talking right now?”
I used to teach 5th grade at a school down the street from my current school. Call it a small world, but I'm actually teaching a former 5th grader's brother. Turns out it was her birthday yesterday and she wanted me to have a piece of her cookie cake. It even survived her brother's book bag :)