Thursday, January 29, 2015

Stuff my third graders say v. 5

me: what does stop talking mean?
kid: no talking!
me: then why are we all talking?
kid 2: you asked us a question?

me: what you're not taking me to Hawaii?
kid: what, I don't pay!

kid: wait, America bought Alaska?
me: yes 
kid: I bet Bush bought it!

kid: me and E are NEVER playing 52 card pick up, again!
kid 1: that's like the 50th time!
kid 2: you're the 50th time!
kid 1: that makes so sense!!

me: please erase that neatly
kid: i'm not a man of erasing

kid: I don't like Abraham Lincoln
me: why?
kid: I never saw him...not sure what kind of guy he is

kid 1: you have a bubble on your nose
kid 2: it's a wart
kid 1: bubble sounds better 
kid: Ms. Benjamin? What's that pink thing milk come from?
me: uhhh
kid: like where it comes out of the cow?
me: an udder?
kid: thank you!

me: what do you think the lesson is in this fable?
kid: be nice to someone you can get good caramel
me: you mean karma?

kid: what's that other soda?
me: sprite? 
kid: no the one you take to make you throw up when you're sick
me: ginger ale? 
kid: yes!

kid: what's the purpose of cursive? we already know English... 
kid: can I write "arise corporal?"
me: sentences need 4 or more words.
kid: how about "arise corporal it's time to start the battle!"
me: that works

kid: what's Cen-a-da?
me: Canada?
kid: oh that makes more sense

kid: you use detective skills when you're a fornesic detective 

kid: (with two quarters near his ears) look! I'm listening to 50 cent! 
me: what does stingy mean?
kid: oh! it's like asphyxiate, it has two meanings
me: what? no!

kid: why don't we just spell words the way we say them or say them the way they're spelled? 
me: because English is weird

kid: bad news R, my mom says we can't get hamsters for our science fair project

me: use the word buy in a sentence 
kid: I want to buy wine but I'm not 21 
kid: Did you know that Mitt Romney was going to shut down Sesame Street?
kid 2: what's wrong with Elmo!?

kid 1: wrecking ball! see??
kid 2: oh! outside! I thought you meant in Ms. Benjamin's room!

kid 1: (typing and saying) Georgia is the best state
kid 2: no! Alaska is!
me: guys, your state reports aren't a contest in whose state is better!
kids: to us it is!!

rabbi salztman: Tuesday we have the geography bee
kid: but what about the snow day!?!?!
me: nothing is official yet
kid: it's going to snow, that's official!

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17 thoughts on the matter:

Rebecca said... {Reply}

THese are so much fun to read. It is great that you save them.

Leovi Leovi said... {Reply}

These pictures are gorgeous, beautiful shots of student learning!

Snap said... {Reply}

What fun! Aren't kids grand?! Little sponges. Thanks for the smile.

Linda Kay said... {Reply}

Delightful. I got to watch my 7-year old grandson and my daughter put together his presentation on Alexander Graham Bell yesterday, then he did a short speech with a little coaching. He has until Friday to get it down pat, but he was looking pretty good!

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

arise corporal, it's time to start the battle! lol.

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

I always enjoy these! So funny!!! They are quite clever!!

abrianna said... {Reply}

Too funny. Love the 50 cent remark!

Anonymous said... {Reply}

These are always so great! LOVE the Boston yamaka and the Celtics jersey.

carol l mckenna said... {Reply}

Children do say the most amazing things ~ Great shots ~ My favorite is the girls in the snow showers in the school yard!

Happy Weekend coming to you,
artmusedog and carol

tiarastantrums said... {Reply}

I need more funnies and kids in my classroom!!

Linda R said... {Reply}

OH MY STARS... I LOVED reading these.


Kim Cunningham said... {Reply}

I love these! I'll take a caramel if I'm good. Works for me. And give that kid who did the Georgia report and A+!

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

Good caramel! I love that. Can never have too much good caramel!

Adrienne said... {Reply}

So clever - just fascinating the way their brains work!

Nicki said... {Reply}

I can only imagine what your days are like - I'm betting it is hard to keep a straight face many of the times. I like the way some of them think. (the whole spell the word or say the word configuration makes perfect sense to me).

Molly said... {Reply}

Ahhh the things kids say... some of these are absolutely hilarious


Anita Johnson said... {Reply}

We used to use WAIT...