Years ago, while teaching 8th grade math, we were learning about line plots and using a graphing calculator to create our graphs. We had just entered in our data into our tables on the calculator. "The next step," I told the class, "is to tell our calculator which field to pull the data. So we have to tell it table A or table B." Right then, a very sweet boy in my class pulled the calculator to his mouth and into the machine he said, "Table A!" I had never laughed so hard in class as I did that day!!
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 3:08 PM
I passed out candy conversation hearts to each kid that got the "bell ringer" question correct. One little girl was trying to read hers, when the boy next to her leaned over and looked at it. His eyes were as big as saucers and he clamped his hands over his mouth. I asked him what was wrong....he said,"Hers has diarreah on it!". I take a look....hers says "Dare Ya.". At leat they have phonics down!
Thursday, March 29, 2012 7:57 PM
The day before picture day, one of my students cut a chunk of her bangs to be about an inch long all by herself. For picture day, she wore a headband with them pulled back off her forehead. The next day, she had a few more cut to blend in and they were kind of swept to the side (before, they had been straight across). I told her I liked her new bangs, and that was how I wore my bangs too, swept to the side. She looked at me seriously and said "So what did you do?"
Thursday, February 02, 2012 8:51 AM
okay, so we had a fire drill. We all lined up. Except for a new student. He said"where is everyone going I thought we had you next." He thought it was the class change bell. I put him and the middle of the line and myself at the back just in case I needed to laugh. I almost couldn't keep a straight face all day!! :)
Monday, January 30, 2012 4:37 PM
It was the end of another school day and as I was signing out, I saw one of my students talking to a lady that lived very close to me! When they finished having their conversation, I asked her whether they were related to which she replied that the lady was her grandmother. I then asked her, Is she your dads mum? she said no, Is she your Mums mum? she said No! I was confused so i asked how is she related to you? She is my mums sister!
Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:27 AM
Okay, so I teach computers... I never really minded the headphones as long as they kept one out, and it was so low that I could not hear it even standing right beside them. Makes it rather pointless, right? It was a battle at first... I said to a student, "By the time you are 30, you will be deaf. I am going to say, I told you so!" He quickly replied... "If I am deaf, how am I going to hear you tell me that?"
Har. Har. Har.
Thursday, May 12, 2011 7:39 AM
A young boy in Kindergarten told the teacher that he wanted to be a carpenter when he grew up. The teacher asked him what a carpenter does and he replied, "Well they come into your house and take out your old carpents and then they put in the new carpent that you bought." Yep they had just got new carpets at their house!
Monday, May 02, 2011 1:34 PM
Students were asked to pick a person from a minority group to research for their Language Arts project. One student asked if he could do Babe Ruth. Then he said, "He was black wasn't he?"
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 10:03 AM
When introducing an English Language Learner kindergarten class to the media specialist, she said that they may know her as a "librarian" as well. One of our students stood up and said,"You LIBERIAN? I LIBERIAN!"
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 3:39 PM
I was teaching about cells in the classroom one day and still today this is one of my most funnier moments of teaching. (Teacher) can anybody tell me some type of cells? (Student) There are white blood cells? (Teacher) Can anybody tell me what are white blood cells? (Jasmine) I know Mr. Saunders......White Blood Cells are what white people have. (Teacher) Well Jasmine eveyone have white blood cells. (Jasmine) No Mr. Saunders, my mother told me that white people have white blood cells and black people have black blood cells.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 9:35 AM
Student: (after seeing a picture of me and my husband in London) "Ms, you went to London?"
Me: "Yes, I lived in England for 7 months."
Student: "So...you can speak the language?"
Me: (long, very long, pause) "You realize they speak English, right?!"
Student: (thinks about it) "Yea, so you could communicate with them?"
Thursday, December 02, 2010 6:17 PM
I was telling my students that we would not grade their journals on content; for example, "If B. writes that his favorite music is gangsta' rap, I won't grade him down because I don't happen to like rap." A scrawny blonde boy in a church camp tee-shirt looked up at me and deadpanned, "That's pimp, yo." I have to admit, I started laughing too hard to reprimand him for saying pimp in class.
Friday, October 29, 2010 8:40 PM
- Ms. L
- 8th Grade English
One of my students tattled on his buddy "making natural gas" during the lab we were doing. Since we are studying Sustainability, I asked him if it was renewable or non-renewable. He chuckled and said it was "renewable because there's more where that came from." At least he's absorbing the content!
Thursday, October 07, 2010 4:32 PM
I was giving an expressive vocabulary test to an adorable boy in kindergarten. He was doing quite well and was making it into words that were advanced for his age. I showed him the picture for "pyramids" and he said, "*gasp* Those are ZOMBIE houses!!!" I so wanted to give him credit for that!
Saturday, October 02, 2010 6:18 PM
Running into one of my students at WhiteWater while I'm wearing a bikini...Yeah, that was awkward. His dad asking, "Where were you when I was a kid?" Yeah, that was even more awkward. Them trying to set me up with their older son the entire time I was waiting in line behind them and trying to hide behind a raft...That was the icing on the awkward cake.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 11:46 PM
Yesterday, one of my two year-old students explained to me that "The bad kinds of monsters live under mommy's bed. BUT the good kinds of monsters like Lady GaGa, we love those kinds!" Proud of my little ones!
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 3:39 PM
My ninth graders had been reading Romeo and Juliet, and I wanted to review the literary elements as they applied to the play, to review for the final exam. I had covered exposition, rising action, conflict, and had just explained how the climax of a tragedy typically occurs near the end of the work, when a girl raised her hand. "Did Romeo and Juliet have climaxes when they faked their deaths?" she asked. I still don't know how I kept a straight face...
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 8:57 PM
In the early days of my career, my husband and I taught at the same inner-city school. One little girl asked me why me and Mr. C had the same last name. "Is he your brother?" she asked. "No", I told her, "He's my husband." This concept seemed new to her, and she looked puzzled for a minute. Then her face lit up with understanding and she said it "Oh, I get it, you guys do the 'humpity hump!'"
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 5:20 PM
- Mrs. C
- Pre-School Multiple Subjects
My kindergarten class had finished studying the Pledge of Allegiance, but I still wasn't sure if they understood what it meant. Shortly after, a little boy decided that girls should not be allowed to play with blocks or trucks. I decided to have a class discussion on this issue. After this boy stated his reasons for excluding girls from blocks and trucks, another boy stood up and said "But if we do that, that it wouldn't be Liberty and Justice for All!" Everyone (except the first boy) clapped.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 5:11 PM
- Mrs. C
- Pre-School Multiple Subjects
My preschool classes ranged in age from 3-5. One five-year-old boy was especially helpful with the younger students, so I told him that maybe when he grew up, he could become a teacher. He was absolutely horrified and blurted out "I don't want to be a teacher when I grow up, I want to be a MAN!" We had lots of fun teasing the male teachers about that one!
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 4:52 PM
- Mrs. C
- Pre-School Multiple Subjects
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