Thursday, May 31, 2012


She is a teacher
She has pretty blue eyes and brown hair
She is very nice

Ok, so she might have missed the seven syllable count in line two, but I don't much care!  :)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

4th grade boy's worst nightmare

Today I invited a couple of boys to eat lunch with me.  When girls eat lunch with me, we gab.  We talk about boys, clothes, and more boys.  When boys join me for lunch, we discuss Nerf guns, low riders, full tackle football, and slimy things.  One boy mentioned that he reeeeeally wanted to see the inside of a stomach and a heart.

I explained that in high school science class he would get to dissect a frog.  In middle school I even got to dissect a squid.  My 7th grade teacher was so kind as to fry up some squid for us to sample after we finished poking the eyeballs and stomach.

"Like, did she serve you the testicles?" one boy inquired. 

His eyes bugged out.  "I mean, TENTACLES!!!!!!!!!"

Damage done.  Try shaking that one off.  Yeah, not so much.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Rehearsal Dinner III

McDonald's and Grasses student presented me with this during hall duty this morning.  Ideas for my wedding:

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Rehearsal Dinner Help II

Still looking for a restaurant.  The student with the helpful suggestion of McDonald's spends Tuesday afternoons in my classroom while his younger brother participates in after-school chorus.  Said student usually does homework or plays games on the computer.  Noting my laptop with a restaurant website pulled up, he asked if I was still looking for a place.  Yes.

"You have many classes (rooms) in your house?  Or you have short classes?"
"Well, no.  I live in a small house.  And I am getting married in Richmond."
"Oh.  You have big field at the church?  With lots of grasses?"
"There is some grass.  What should we eat?"
"Hmm.  Maybe turkey.  Or something."

I need to hire him as my event planner.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Rehearsal Dinner Help

I sighed in frustration, reading an email from Mom informing me that yet another restaurant was unavailable for the rehearsal dinner.  As I sat down to start my pull-out class (5 rambunctious beginning English 4th graders), they asked me what was wrong.

"Well, when people get married in America, they usually have a big dinner the night before the wedding.  The restaurant I wanted is not available."

"Oh.  Well, what about McDonald's?" a helpful student asked.

"Yeah.  Grown ups don't even need toys," another replied.

Thanks for the suggestion guys!