I said I was going to go to bed. But here it is...almost midnight...and I'm typing instead of sleeping.
I totally blame Kathleen at Kidpeople Classroom because she has such a terrific linky about funny things kids say (and we all know they say hilarious things! Just ask Carolyn over at Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together!).
Last year I had this student...let's call her E. I loved this child more than life itself, which is good for her, because otherwise I might have killed her. She was smart, frank, logical, argumentative, and somewhat prone to hysterics. In fact, she was always saying hysterical things...sometimes hysterical as in funny, and sometimes hysterical as in losing her mind. Here are a few E-isms:
"This weekend I learned that you can't marry your brother because your DNA is too similar and your babies will be born without eyeballs."
(Opinion writing response to The Gingerbread Man...a little ADD?):
"I like this story because Hey! Let's make our own story. Once upon a time there was a gingerbread man living in a house. He had a wife. The end."
(Response to What are you thankful for?):
"Dancing the hula."
Para-pro: We're going to learn about sneaky e.
E: I just don't get it!
Para-pro: That's ok, I'm about to explain it to you.
E: NO!!!! I am UNTEACHABLE!!!!
(Her entry in our class book about what they wanted to be when they grew up):
"When I grow up, I want to be a lawyer because they make a lot of money and argue a lot."
On a math assessment, I was trying to get her to explain how she knew one object was taller than the other. Playing devils advocate, I pointed to the obviously-shorter object and said "what if I said this object was taller?" She replied "That wouldn't be a very smart answer and you would need to think about it some more."
There were SO many others that I'll save for another Funny Kid Friday. =)
Before I go, here's a pic of my hubby and me from the 4th (don't lust after his manly beard). I used the fabulous free app, Pic Collage, for the background, layout, and text. I totally recommend it if you're looking for an app that does that kind of thing =)