This week, I decided to share my five FAVORITE funny school stories. It is hard to narrow them down, but I think I did it!
When I was trying to teach the children to "read to themselves," we said a poem with motions, and then did only the motions as we said the poem "in our heads," with no voices. Then, I said, "Watch me read this page to myself, in my head." They all watched, and then one little boy said, "Mrs. Kisloski, we couldn't even hear what you read because your hair was in the way!"
Side note: Later that day, when the class had to do a writing sample of letters, numbers, and a sentence for me to save, the same little guy came up to my desk and said, "I really love you." He waited a few seconds and said, "You're pretty." Then ( the REAL reason for the visit...),"I really do not want to write my letters. " Classic. And I have to say, it almost worked! ;)
When I was teaching 2nd grade one year, the girls were at the age where they started trying to keep secrets and have "clubs." We had a LONG talk about feelings and not hurting others, and I ended it with the statement, "Secrets don't make friends."
Four years later, my friend was watching a Yankee game with her now 6th grade daughter, and the catcher was whispering to the pitcher on the mound. The little girl said to her mom, "Secrets don't make friends." Her mom said, "Who told you that?" and she said, "Mrs. Kisloski."
I told her mom to tell her that pitchers and catchers can have a pass on that rule during a game!
I have had these balancing birds ever since my own children were small.
I had them out on our science table when one of my little guys from last year stopped by to see me in the morning. He said, "OH I remember those! I love those! We don't have anything fun like that in our room this year. We only have iPads instead." So there, Technology! :)
This story is my OWN son. I was so proud of him when he was really catching on with his reading when he was little- maybe a little more proud than I should have been. We used to go to Walmart's One Hour Photo a lot back then- when we used to get film developed (remember that?!).
One day, as we were just a few feet from a sweet girl working at the Photo Lab, my son said, "OH NO- Do we have to go to One Whore Photo AGAIN?!" My friend and I still laugh about this - and use it whenever we get the chance, like she will write, "I have whores and whores of housework to do this morning..." It never seems to get old. :) I still laugh.
This story makes me laugh every time I think of it. A couple of years ago, I had a quite a little instigator in my classroom. It was the beginning of the year. We had the class talk about everyone getting along and being friends... So one afternoon, a sweet little shy boy came up to me because he had had a little incident with the instigator and knew he had to come clean. He said to me, "What I MEANT to say was, 'Will you be my friend.' What I ACCIDENTALLY said was, 'I want to punch you in the face.' "
That one may be my all time favorite. But- you never know what tomorrow may bring! That is the beauty of teaching! :) Thank you for visiting!