“If you are bad, Santa doesn’t come and your parents have to buy ALL of your presents.”
We were learning about different Christmas traditions from around the world. I had a friend who just arrived home from Italy come speak to my class. She was saying how they have a women's day in Italy. Boy:"Do they have a men's day?" My friend says they do not. Different boy: "That should be illegal!"
Student was talking to me during center time. He looked at me and said “you have black under your eye.” So I wiped it with my finger. “That made it worse. It looks like you have a black eye,” he said. Another student comes over and listens to the end of our conversation and casually explains, “Oh that’s just what happens when you don’t get enough sleep. It happens to me and my brother.” I thought – oh great, it’s only my first year of teaching and I have bags under my eyes.
I was conferencing with a student for writer’s workshop. We were discussing how to publish his work by correcting the mistakes and writing it again, followed by another picture on clean white paper. He said it’s hard for him to think of ideas because he is not an idea machine, but he is a picture machine so he likes drawing pictures. But there is only one edition of the story, so he wasn't going to edit or revise.
We were using the perimeter cards for math and one got passed to a student. He said “these 3’s are upside down.” And I simply replied “because you’re card is upside down.”
I can't wait to see what my new firsties will have me cracking up about!