Monday, March 10, 2014

March 10, 2014

Another message from Planet Unicorn...

1st Grade Girl: Miss Black, guess what? I'm a princess!
Me: Tell me something I don't know.
Girl: My great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-father, was a King.
Me: Do you know what country he was a king of?
Girl: No. I'll ask my mom.
The next day...
Me: Did you find out what country you're a princess of?
Girl: Umm...this town.
Me: Wow, a Princess of Lexington. Who knew? Maybe he was the one who buried that gold in your front yard.
Girl: Maybe. Guess what else? My great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-father, he had a wife.

Drawing outfits for Rana (The Weather Frog) in kindergarten...

Boy: In Spanish, his name is Rana. In English, I call him...Ron.

Reading about animal babies in reading recovery...

1st Grade Girl: Hippos can have babies?!?!

A few fifth grade girls are tired of being annoyed by the boy who sits with them...

Girl 1: Miss Black, do you have any duct tape?
Me: Not on me. But I have some zebra print duct tape out at my desk. Why?
Girl 1: So we can tape his mouth shut.
Me: Oh. Well, I'm pretty sure they don't want me taping kids' mouths shut.
Girl 2: Oh you don't have to tape it. You just have to give us the tape and then look away. We'll do the taping for you.
Me: Oh, touche.

Not only is AS cute, he does impressions...

AS: I can talk Luigi.
Me: You can talk Luigi?
AS: [In an Italian accent] It'sa me Luigi, can you give me some candy?
Me: You'll have to show Mrs. Abell that.
The next day...
Me: Are you ready to show Mrs. Abell how you can talk like Luigi?
AS: I tell her in the hall, but she didn't hear.
Me: She didn't hear you?
AS: She have to listen.

Fifth grade boys know how to put money-related things into perspective...

Boy 1: Which would you rather have: a million dollars or a million waffles?
Boy 2: A million dollars, because the million waffles would go bad before you could eat them all.
Boy 3: I'd pick a million waffles. With a million syrups.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

February 28, 2014

Mrs. Abell and I were discussing the now cancelled Hawaiian vacation with AS and his bestie, AP...

Me: So, AS, AP told us yesterday that the trip to Hawaii was a trick.
AS: Yea, they tore it down.
Me: That's what he said. Apparently everyone knew about this but us. But, he said that we could go to McDonald's. He said there's a button we can press that makes a light come on.
AS starts jumping up and down as though he just won the lottery
AS: Ohhhhhh! Yay!
AP: Or we can have a party.
Mrs. Abell: We could have a party.
AS (to AP): Two senoritas...
Me: Now, I have a question. I know Mrs. Abell couldn't bring Hazel the bunny and Puff the Dragon to Hawaii on account of the sign about "no bunnies and no lizards" but can we take them to McDonald's?
AS: Hmm. Chickens.
Mrs. Abell: We can bring chickens? I have chickens.
Me:  Well bring 'em!
AS: OR, I know what we can do! We can make a surprise for you.
Mrs. Abell: What?
Me: He said that we can make a surprise for you.
AS: Oh, wait. We can't now because we just tell you.
Mrs. Abell: But you didn't tell me when you were going to do it.
AS: Oh yea. OK.

A second grade girl notices my T.A.R.D.I.S phone case...

Girl: Your phone case is from Doctor Who. I watch it with my Stepdad.
Me: It is. Who's your favorite Doctor?
Girl: The one with the powerful screwdriver.
Me: They all have a sonic screwdriver.
Girl: The one with the time machine.
Me: They all have a T.A.R.D.I.S. Does the Doctor you like wear a bowtie?
Girl: I don't know. Have you seen the rhinos?
Me: Yes. Does the Doctor you like wear glasses?
Girl: Sometimes.
Me: Does he wear a long skinny tie or a tie that looks like a hair bow?
Girl: A long tie.
Me: That means you like the 10th Doctor.
Girl: What?
Me: He's the 10th Doctor. It's not a big deal...but now it's time for computer, so in the words of your Doctor, allonsy.

In other news, I have created an Instagram account to use with my classes. I'll be posting pictures of things we do in class. There's a link over to the right side of this page in case you feel like checking it out.