Funny Things Your Kids Say

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  1. chebrutta

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    After a very brief overview of the Cold War for a book we were reading...

    Student: Ms. Chebrutta, why do you know so much about history if you aren't a history teacher?
    Me: Well, I read a lot of books.
    Student: Like, for... fun?
    Me: Yup.
    Student: Ew. I guess I don't want to be like you when I grow up.
     
  2. bondo

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    Thanks for the laughs everybody!
     
  3. Good Doobie

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    They try to get credit just for the answer. I tell them they get more credit for showing the work. When they tell me they did it in their brain, I reply that I can not put a credit on their brain and they can not turn in their brain. So they lean toward me as if I can put a credit on their head.
     
  4. MissCeliaB

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    A few gems recently in my class:

    "Was Romeo Black?"
    "No, he was... Mediterranean."
    "Oh so he was Mexican."


    Student: Boy, sit down and leave me alone.
    Me: Student, mind your business and leave him alone.
    Student: He started it. I just needed to regurgitate!
    Student 2: You better not throw up on me!
    Student 3: I think you mean retaliate.

    The assignment was to translate the balcony scene into text messages, how modern teens would talk.

    Romeo: I'm outside of your window.
    Juliet: Creeper.
    The End
     
  5. orangetea

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    So funny!! :lol::lol::lol:
     
  6. jessiiteach

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    This is a thread where the like button would be useful. This made me LOL.
     
  7. jessiiteach

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    (8 year old boy to 8 year old girl)

    "All girls grow mustaches eventually. Do you have a mustache yet?"
     
  8. Noel

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    Student "Is the principal your Dad?"
    Me: "Oh no, why do you ask because he tells us to do things?"
    Student: "No, not that, because he is like old."
    Me: "You just made my day"

    :D He (the principal) is 12 years YOUNGER than me!!!! LOL
     
  9. dgpiaffeteach

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    So true though!
     
  10. Jinkies

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    I teach a little one credit how to transition to college class for college freshman well I had a bunch of stickers that I had bought for my daycare kids leftover from my summer job, so I figured that I would put them on my college freshman students' papers to get rid of them. They were obsessed with the stickers! They would trade with each other and every time I passed back homework they would beg me to put scratch and sniff stickers on their papers. I couldn't believe that students in college would get that excited about stickers! They were definitely an interesting class haha
     
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    When I first started teaching we still used a plan book. We had to turn the plan book in on Fridays & got them back on Monday. We got a sticker in our book. :D We noted when we didn't get a sticker. Anyway, you should have heard the complaints when that P left and a new P came in. No more stickers!
     
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    "I have the hand-eye coordination of a drunk mongoose."
     
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    We learned about the nervous system this week. It was news to some of the students that emotions come from the brain, not the heart.

    Student: Even love comes from the brain?
    Me: Yes.
    Student: So instead of saying "I heart you" we should say "I brain you"?
     
  14. Lisabobisa

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    We have been handing out mints every morning this week because it is our state test week. I ran out Friday morning. When I informed my third graders of this, one blurted out "How do you 'cpect me to WORK under these conditions?!?"

    I just about died laughing, then went and found him a mint.
     

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