This is a blog written by a first grade teacher. I am sharing funny stories and insights given by my students and other children I am privileged to work with. I am sharing talk from "out of the mouth of babes."
One day this week my boys were playing and I guess they were doing something weird or crazy. One of my girls said something about them being weird and crazy. She said to me that "Boys are only good for two things." I couldn't believe she said this. She is only 7. I was interested to hear what the two things were going to be. So, of course, I asked. She told me the two things that boys were good for were when you hear noise downstairs and they go down and check it out--- which is true! The other reason why boys are good is to order pizza! :-) How cute is that! I thought that was hilarious! That is "Out of the Mouth of Babes."
At daycare this summer, I have several girls in my class. Early on in the summer, one of the little girls started playing and calling me "Mommy." She kept calling me that. So, I finally told her that if she was going to call me that, then I was going to change her name to a name I would call one of my daughters, if I would ever have one. So, she continued and has had a "name change." As the summer has gone by, I think I have "six daughters" now, which is more than I would want in reality, by the way (I've found out girls fight all the time with each other!) It is kind of sweet and funny on what comes "Out of the Mouth of Babes." Truthfully, I love hearing it, except when they come to me calling me, "Mommy", followed by fighting with their "sister." Just wanted to share with you! It is cute. I also find it funny because I think it annoys the boys when they call me "Mommy."
At daycare the other day, I was talking to my kids and I was telling them I wanted to have 34 eyeballs on me (there were 17 kids there and they each have 2 eyes). I explained that fact to them as well about why I said 34 eyeballs. I also told them that was a multiplication fact (17 x 2). After I was done talking, one of my girls asked me a big/hard multiplication fact. I said I don't know I'd have have to figure that one out. She said, "You can google it. That's what my dad does when he wants to find something out." I just found it funny that a first grader would be that familiar with "google." Well, I didn't "google" it. I figured it out on paper and showed her and told her the answer. But, I thought it was funny, and I wanted to share with you what came "Out of the Mouth of Babes."
I am a born again Christian. That is the most important thing to know about me. Being a Christian is the greatest honor and privilege in a person's life (my life!). Being a Christian, I sought and followed God's will for my life. He gave me a love for children and led me to be a teacher. I'm not just a teacher, but I have the awesome and amazing privilege to be a Christian school teacher. I teach at the Christian school associated with my church in Richmond, Virginia. I am a first grade teacher, and I love it! I love working with and teaching "my children." But, I love most serving the Lord and teaching these kids that God has given me more about Him. What a blessing! Now, being a Christian isn't always easy. It is a constant learning experience. On my blogs, I share with you some of the great things I get to experience from working with children--- "Out of the Mouth of Babes." I am also showing how I am Learning to Lean on God's Arms. That is a personal "diary" of sorts of things the Lord is teaching me, as His child.