Saturday, April 24, 2010

"It Bit Me!"

If you know me, you may know that I am ABSOLUTELY PETRIFIED of rodents or ANYTHING that can crawl over my feet. I mean VERY scared!
Well, this week, a student brought a hamster in, for her third grade class; they have been studying animals. Well, I wanted my kids to see the hamster. So, as a "good", educational teacher, I picked it up, yes, I picked it up. I held it, so each child could pet it. As I was doing so, guess what! It BIT me!! I mean, it drew blood. It hurt! Of course, my children laughed at me. I immediately put the hamster (the mean hamster!) in its cage. To add insult to injury, I was told by the owners that the hamster has never bit anyone before. I guess I am special! :-)
So, I wanted to share our unique and to some (not me!) the funny experience that my "babes" got to see--I got to feel. Ouch!!

"I Don't Speak Egyptian"

My kids and I were talking about something at the end of reading group one day this week. Honestly, I can't remember what we were talking about. One of my little girls was being silly. She said something. I guess I responded that I didn't understand what she was saying. She said, "I don't speak Egyptian." I was like, "What? Egyptian?" I have NO idea where that came from, but I laughed on what came "Out of the Mouth of Babes."

Sunday, April 18, 2010

"I Pods...."

I help teach in K-4 Sunday school in the mornings for church. We are finishing the Easter story. Today, the teacher asked the children to say some things that will be in Heaven. One girl said, "A scooter." Another said, "Streets of gold." She was right; there will be streets of gold. The funniest one, I think, is when a girl told us something that she thought was in Heaven. She said, "I Pods, so I can listen to music." Keep in mind these are four and five year olds. I laughed out loud when I heard that. Then she said, "'I'm going to listen to my I Pod when (student's name) rides her scooter." Precious and FUNNY!! Well, it made me laugh, so I wanted to share with you on what came "Out of the Mouth of Babes."


This week one of my first graders came up to me and said that his classmate said a bad word. So, I asked him to tell me what that bad word was. Sometimes, they think something is a bad word, but it really isn't what we, as adults, believe to be bad words (like dumb, shut up, etc). I still address those, but I needed to know if it was a 'real' bad word. So, he told me she said, "Ain't." I told him that it wasn't a bad word. He said, "My mom says it's a bad word." So, I told him it is not good English and isn't a 'real' word, but 'ain't isn't a bad word. I thought it was cute, and yes, funny on what came "Out of the Mouth of Babes."

Saturday, April 17, 2010

"You Look Cute Like That"

This week, one of my little girls was pouting (something that I see often with this class!). I told her not to pout and that she looks like a lost puppy dog- because the way she looked with her lips. I did a similar look to show her what I meant by "lost puppy dog." One of my boys said to me, "You look cute like that." How sweet! I thought it was cute, and I wanted to share what came "Out of the Mouth of Babes."