Here are three recent snippets from my classroom for your entertainment.
- “Mrs. Hogan, you know what I just realized?” A. said.
“I dress like a gender reveal!”
“What!?” I asked, thoroughly confused. “What do you mean?”
“Well,” she explained, beaming, “today I’m all in blue and yesterday I was all in pink. It’s like I’m a gender reveal!”
2. We’d just finished reading a Charles Waters poem that ended with the lines:
“Then Mom says the dreaded words
no kid should ever have to hear…
“”Wait till your father gets home.”
The kids in my class groaned in commiseration.
“Yeah, that’s the worst!”
“Oh, yeah! My mom always says that!”
Then R. piped up, “Yeah!” He paused. “Well, actually, no. My dad’s more like a butterfly. Not a scorpion.”
Another pause. Then…
“That’s my mom.”
Ouch! Now that’s a stinger!
3. And finally, randomly in the middle of snack recently, M. called out, “And for today’s fun fact…teachers used to hit their students with rulers!”
This was apropos to nothing at all–I swear!
There’s never a dull moment in fourth grade!