Thursday, January 17, 2019

Things My Third Graders Say v. 25

me: what are the cardinal directions 
boy: the directions the cardinals play
girl: cardinals are BIRDS THEY FLY! 
boy: yeah! in THE DIRECTION of the ENDZONE!

kid: i can speak greek latin
me: they're two different languages

kid 1: my mom loved the beatles
kid 2: why the past tense
kid 1: they died
me: not quite

kid: do the yankees play in yonkers
me: what is 5+8
kid: wait
me: no that's not what it equals

kid: we're working hard...nothing suspicious...don't worry

me: an octopus has how many legs
kids: 8
me: an octagon has how many sides
kid: 6!!!

kid: can shellfish be selfish
kid: why do grownups complain about taxes...just pay them, it's easy!

me: people are finished chickens are done
kid: 3rd graders are finished and chickens are eaten! 

kid 1: it's pointy so it is a polygon
kid 2: dude that is not good enough
me: thanks for helping

kid: how is golf a landform
me: gUlf
kid: exactly, golf...it makes so sense 
me: what animal has 8 legs
kid 1: leopard
me: ummm
kid 2: tarantula! 
me: have you heard of a tarantula-gon? 

kid 1: horrific is a good word
kid 2: no it's not
kid 1: well it means bad, but, it's a really good vocabulary word!

me: my math humor knows no bounds
kid: i know that's a math joke but it's not funny

kid: are you a wikipedia??
me: what is a summary 
kid 1: the underwater boat
kid 2: no that's the titanic

kid: i know this music, it's from home alone
me: tchaikovsky just rolled over in his grave
kid: was he the bad guy

me: mondays are so good 
kid: ehhh sometimes

kid: is New Jersey a real state



   

   
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18 thoughts on the matter:

aspiritofsimplicity said... {Reply}

So funny. That's one of my favorite things about working with children. They are so funny.

Bekah said... {Reply}

My favorite kind of post! I giggled so hard!! Thank you for starting my day with a smile!

Tom said... {Reply}

...my granddaughter, Emma who is in third grade, comes up with some doozies.

Shelbee On The Edge said... {Reply}

Is New Jersey a real state?! Hahahaha! Having lived in NJ for a about a decade, I have to say that is a valid question! I love these posts. So funny!

Shelbee
www.shelbeeontheedge.com

Mother of 3 said... {Reply}

I just love these! They always make me laugh... and miss being in the classroom just a bit. Not that my boys aren't funny either. Yesterday my 7th grader told me he was done his math; I went to check it and said "what about the top? You forgot all these questions!" He looked over my shoulder, paused, shrugged and in the most sarcastic voice ever replied "No one ever needs to do the top!"

Michele Morin said... {Reply}

Oh, this is hilarious! I love third graders!

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

These always make me laugh!! They must be so much fun!

Julie | This Main Line Life said... {Reply}

So funny. I love reading about all the funny thinks kids say. When my son was really little (2 or 3), when he sang the alphabet, instead of singing... k, l, m, n, o, p... he's sing "h, i, j, k, I'm a little p"

Meditations in Motion said... {Reply}

The little girl in the first story obviously has Cardinals confused with Eagles! :)

LA Paylor said... {Reply}

I love when you do these posts... you can't make this stuff up. I guffawed at the comment, nothing suspicious here comment!

Ann W said... {Reply}

Now that was a funny post! Thanks for sharing - I needed that chuckle!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said... {Reply}

You brightened my day - very funny!

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

Why yes, NJ IS a real state. LOL! I love the ones where one kids corrects another with something else just as silly!

Suchot said... {Reply}

"Was he the bad guy?" lol!! Awesome that you're writing these down to remember them.

Klara S said... {Reply}

Ha, ha, ha, so funny! 'was he a bad guy?' is the best!
Thank you for hosting.

Lisa notes said... {Reply}

I was reading a book about Martin Luther King Jr to my daughter's 1st grade class today. One little boy told he knew who he was: our first president. :) I love kids.

csuhpat1 said... {Reply}

Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful weekend.

Tammy Hutchinson said... {Reply}

Taught third grade for 25 years - this sounds so familiar, I want to go back! Thank you!