Friday, May 27, 2011

Field Trip

Today we took the 1st graders on a field trip to the Studebaker Museum, which displays the history of the Studebaker family and the famous cars they produced. The following are some of my favorite quotes from the day:

StudentL: "Why are the people in all those pictures so funny-looking?"

Tour Guide (Trying to explain 'fender skirts'): Now, what do you think these are called? The first word is "fender." The second one is something some of the girls are wearing...I think there are 3 of you wearing these.
Student: Bras?

Tour Guide: This is the same car that Abraham Lincoln rode in the night he was assassinated. Now, do any of you know who Abraham Lincoln was?
Student: Yeah, he was that guy that freed the prisoners from the jails...

Student: Why does that guy keep saying "Studeeeeebaker?" That's not right...

And the ever popular: "When's lunch?" and "I have to go potty again." Just wouldn't be a field trip without those 2 repeated about 245 times each :)

Sunday, May 8, 2011


While subbing for a 2nd grade class the other day, I made one of the boys mad when I put a tally next to his name on the class list for misbehaving. He whirled around, stormed toward his desk, and kicked it about 4 feet and knocked it over. "Jake!" I yelled. He looked at me and said, "I didn't knock it over! All I did was just walk right by it and it fell on its own!"

Really? Do they think we're THAT stupid? :)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Awfully Quick Comeback for an 8 Year Old!

The Monday after Easter, the kids were down at dismissal talking about what the Easter Bunny had brought them. A few of the "big, bad 2nd graders" I work with came over to join in on our conversation. Tyrone asked, "Mrs. Miller, do you believe in the Easter Bunny?" I said, "I sure do." Then he asked, "Do you believe in Santa Clause?" I replied, "Yep. I love Santa!" He looked at me like I was completely ridiculous. He got a look of disgust on his face, and started ranting, "Man, I don't beleive in no Santa Clause, and I don't believe in the Easter Bunny, and I definitely don't believe in tooth paste."....

To which Leah replied instantaneoulsy, "That must be why yo breath stinks so bad."

Tyrone was confused, until we pointed out that he told us he didn't believe in TOOTHPASTE. He quickly corrected himself, saying, "No, no, no! That's not what I meant...I meant I don't believe in the TOOTH FAIRY! I swear I brush my teeth!"

Unfortunately, the damage had already been done, since he set himself up for that one. I was just incredibly impressed with how quick Leah's comeback was! Apparently, his breath must've smelled really bad, and she'd been waiting for an opportunity to tell him or something!