Funny things kids say and do

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  1. ms. yi

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    I have quite a few of these but I'll just start with one.

    Back when first graders were still learning about matter, we were having a discussion reviewing what we knew about liquids. I asked for examples and I got: water, juice, milk, soda, etc. I saw that they were only naming liquids that we could drink. So I asked the students if they could name a liquid that we weren't supposed to drink. And the first student to raise his hand said very matter-of-factly, "Beer!"

    Can you share any stories of your own?
     
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    A student came in with a Christmas present for me. Part was an invitation to an open=house his family holds each year for friends, neighbors, teachers, etc. The other was a bag with some bread/cake looking things. I thought it looked like stolen so I asked if it was stolen. He had a shocked look on his face (deeply Christian kid, absolute sweetheart) and said no, we baked it ourselves! (It was biscotti)
     
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    While writing with my second graders, one little guy had written: I had a bug on my thinger. I asked: What's a thinger? To which he responded: You know, my thinger..." and he held up his pointer finger. A little girl wrote: I used a mgnitflynglas. I couldn't discern the last word so I pointed to it and asked: What is this word? She said: Magnet flying glass. What's that? The thing we used to look at rocks. She meant magnifying glass, not magnet flying glass. Nobody else mayfind those funny but they made me chuckle.
     
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    We were having a really productive writing period. The classroom had that wonderful hum that it gets when everyone is working well. I start to hear a little voice. It's singing. I move closer to who I think it is and the singing gets a bit louder. I listen and hear one of my 4th graders singing to himself, "Viva Viagra."
     
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    I still remember "Why are you writing like a second-grader?" when I was signing a boy's agenda last year. :lol: Of course he was kidding around with me (he was never inconsiderate or rude to me in any way)- I sometimes wrote fast in those agendas, but I held back so much laughter when I heard him say it.
     
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    These are too cute!

    I had one little boy who loved to read labels, my name tag and anything written on shirts. I had this other little boy who had lost a tooth so I gave his an I lost a tooth sticker. At teacher p.e., the first little boy went up to him and pointed to each word and read the sticker, " I...lost...a...tooth." And the other boy breaks out into a huge grin and exclaims, "Hey, me too!"
     
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    :toofunny: I always had trouble with spelling "magnifying glass" as a kid myself.
     
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    :toofunny: Viva Viagra! Oh, the influences of television.
     
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    Ready for another one?

    I had a couple of students in an uproar because one child had said a bad word. They said that he said the "p" word. I kept racking my brain but I had no idea what they were talking about. So I asked the child who had tattled what the word was. He shook his head and said that he wouldn't say it -- it was too bad. That really got me curious. A little girl's hand shot up in the air and she said that she heard it too. I told her to whisper it into my ear.

    She walks up to me and says very seriously, "he said pagina." Wow, I really wasn't expecting that! It turns out he was repeating what his toddler sister had been saying at home.
     
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    Oh, wow. I'd die on the spot if I heard one of my kids singing that. :lol:

    What was he writing about? Hahaha...
     
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    My kids were writing about pets. One of the litltle boys was telling his group about his dog and what kind it was. Then one of the girls comes up to tell me the boy said a REALLY bad word. She said that she had to whisper it in my ear. It was the word shitzu.
     
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    Brittney Spears

    One year when teaching kindergarten I had a little girl who listened to Brittney Spears. I know this because one day a little boy was writing and made a mistake and said "oopps". The little girl started sing " I did it again. I played with your heart." Since I laughed about it everytime someone made a mistake the whole class would start singing it.

    One day I decided to buy the cd and brought it to school. I didn't tell her so when someone said :eek:opps" I turned the cd on. The little girl got all excited because she thought Brittney Spears was at school. She was very disappointed to find out that she wasn't.
     
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    I have some funny quotes from my middle schoolers...

    On a slavery debate:
    North: Do you feed them? Clothe them?
    South: Yeah, we do.
    North: What kind of clothes?
    South: Agricrombie and Fish!
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    "Ms. ----- can I check out this book?" -Student holding up Menopause for Dummies

    Me: What would life be like if the Revolutionary War never occurred?
    Student: We'd be sipping tea at 3:00.
     
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    This past year I was helping a struggling student with Writing. He said, "I know you showed me how to do this already, but I just don't get it yet." I said, "Don't worry. Let me show you again. You'll get it." So I explained the concept a few more times. Suddenly his mouth and eyes opened wide and he said, "Aaaah! I get it!" I replied, "I told you the light bulb would come on any minute! I love those light bulb moments where you finally get something- it's like you've been in the dark about something and the light suddenly comes on!" The student said, "That's exactly how it feels," and went happily back to his seat. About 10 minutes later the little guy was back at my desk with a frown. When I asked him what he needed, he replied, "I think my light bulb went out again."
     
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    I had someone writing in early September 2008 about deplorable food, and he was writing about charcoaled, burnt hamburgers. He read it to the class and blurted out, "Who would want burnt boogers?" The class ERUPTED and still remembered towards the end of the school year.
     
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    My first year as a teacher I had a student who did not want to sit on the floor for a class meeting. I asked him why and he replied loud enough for everyone to hear, "I have a butt problem." Of course, the fifth graders thought this was hilarious. I am thinking to myself do I really want to ask? I pulled him aside and quietly asked what was wrong and did he need to go to the nurse? He replied, "the floor is hard." I could not believe he would rather tell his classmates that he had a butt problem rather than sit on the floor. In discussing this with me, he agreed it was not the wisest thing to say! I still get a chuckle from that one!
     
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    I had a lovely boy with special needs in my grade 1/2 class this year. He would often write notes to say sorry for something he had done wrong - he was still learning how to behave in the classroom setting.

    One day another boy in the class was acting up. Later I found a note on my desk.

    "Teacher I'm sorry Dave is being a big butt."
     
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    I had a kindergartener with autism. I read him a book that showed an illustration of a dog sleeping with zzzzz's over him. I told him that z's above a person or animal means they're sleeping. He said, "Nuh-uh. I don't see that at my house."

    So cute. I love the literal way of thinking some of the kids with autism have.
     
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    I had a table of students (kindergarten, 5yr olds) discussing whether aliens existed. Well, over comes my know-it-all student who rolls her eyes at them and smartly says "Duh, even Abraham Lincoln didn't know if there are such things as aliens"

    Funny!
     
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    A kindergartener was talking about things he did with his dad: "We shine flashlights in the deer's eyes at night so we can shoot them." LOL. Completely illegal to spotlight a deer that way to make it freeze so you can kill it.

    I called my dad and was laughing about it, and he said when I was in 2nd grade, I wrote a paper on what we did that summer: "My dad shot a deer." Completely illegal to hunt in summer.
     

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