Thursday, October 30, 2014

Stuff my third graders say v. 3

**bringing this back. 41 students provide excellent, adorable material!**

kid: is my "s" in cursive good?
me: it's amazing!
kid: "my precious" (in gollum voice)

me: use the suffix --ish to make a word
kid: (with accent) i'm british, 'ello mate!

me: sun, the sun is a ball of fire
kid: the sun isn't a ball of fire, it's a ball of gas
me: get you tzitzit out of your mouth
kid: but i need to floss my teeth
me: let's try that again, do not floss with your tzitzit

kid 1: dinosaurs were born!
kid 2: NO they hatched!!!
kid 1: that's being born, just from an egg!!

kid: when i'm a parent, I'm going to do my kids' homework so they can play video games!
me: but how will they learn and be able to get jobs one day if you do their work?
kid: hmm, I'll play video games and they will do homework!

kid (from Israel): it's so sunny, but SO cold!!
kid 1: ms. benjamin? we can't get up...
me: why not?
kid 2: we tied our tzitzit together...
me: why would you do that?
kid 1: to see if we could tie them together and then untie them without you knowing
kid 2: we failed...
kid 1: but! only on the second part!

me: who can think of another word that fits the /tch/ rule?
kid: I know a bad word! 
me: who knows an appropriate word!?

kid: SACRAMENTO!!
me: context?
kid: just because?
kid: ms. benjamin? those shoes are a poor choice for a rainy day
me: third grader by day, fashion critic by recess?
kid: if you say so!

kid: do you think physical combustion is harmful?

kid 1: you live so close to school, you could come at 7 am!
kid 2: my parents won't let me...
kid 1: but you want to come to school early, that's a good thing!

kid: ms. benjamin, my eyes changed color! I was born with brown eyes, and then one day I got pink eye, but then they went back to brown!

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16 thoughts on the matter:

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said... {Reply}

Hi Tamar,
Not even six AM and I am smiling deep inside. I love listening to kids. As you do!
:) :) m & jb

Carol Blackburn said... {Reply}

Hey, there's another early bird! It's 6:30 isn now, LOL. Good morning Tamar, I love learning what the kids say. Years ago there was a program "The Art Linkletter Show" that had a section called "Kids Say the Darnest Things". Sounds like you could write a book too.

bettyl-NZ said... {Reply}

Funny stuff. Kids are great!

Dina Lettre said... {Reply}

Ha...love how they "sit"! ;)

Jeanne said... {Reply}

Nothing better. ... or more honest than kids sayings. So good to put some of these sayings in to words to keep them for posterity, and who knows, maybe a book later.

Snap said... {Reply}

What a great way to start my morning! Out of the mouths of babes ....:)

Sarah Carletti said... {Reply}

"my precious" Ba ha ha ha!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

These are so funny ! Thanks for sharing!

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

hilarious. Zachary uses his tzistzis as floss too. lol.

Linda Kay said... {Reply}

What fun to listen to the banter of little kids in the classroom. Made my day.

The Artful Diva said... {Reply}

kids do say the darndest things!

jeannettestgermain said... {Reply}

Hilarious! You must be tired when you come home keeping up with their wacky and wooly ideas and ways of thinking!

Renae of Simple Sequins said... {Reply}

Man, times have changed. No way could a kid straddle and balance on a chair while silently reading or not.

I love those concepts that they do or work out.

and

Tonight I am going as something really scary! A DOCTOR! Mmmmwwwahhhhaaaaa

Kim said... {Reply}

Keep these coming! I love them. These guys are just as clever as last year's bunch.

Anita Johnson said... {Reply}

I love these...I got a slightly different version when I was an art teacher...the drawings told the stories!

tiarastantrums said... {Reply}

love this! AND I love that you don't make your kiddos sit on their bottoms if they don't want too!!