Friday, January 20, 2012

Want a Chuckle?

Thank goodness it is Friday! Just a quick post to give you a chuckle. After lunch, a student came to me with her dramatic sad face on. She asked if she could go to the I Message with Kathy. She explained, "She says she won't be friends with me anymore because I believe in mermaids." I couldn't help it. I did laugh out loud. I covered it up with a cough as quickly as possible but I'm not sure she bought it.
Here is the poster we use to teach the students to work out their own problems. Let's just say these particular girls visit often. {Insert eye roll  and head shake here.}

The next hour, I was practicing rhyming with 4 of my strugglers. One boy was saying things that were so off base I was racking my brain trying to figure out how he was even coming up with those answers?? In the story, the last rhyming words were floor and door. I ask if he can think of any other words, hoping he will say store, more, poor, etc.  He gets an excited look in his eye and yells, "WHORE!" I guess I should be happy that he finally got one right.  He had no idea what he said and no one else batted an eye either.
TGIF my friends.



  1. HAHAHA :) Best story I've heard all week! Thanks for cracking me up :) Have a great weekend :)

    Lisa :)
    Made In The Shade In Second Grade

  2. Stuff like that is so funny! Kids...gotta love 'em!
    First Grade Blue SKies

  3. Too funny! I had a similar incident on the playground...a kiddo was rhyming acorn and shouted "PORN!" Got to love the little ones :)

    The Littlest Scholars

  4. This story isn't quite as funny, but when I was assessing my students at the way beginning of the year in rhyming, they had to rhyme a word with "bell", and every single one said, "hell." I was like, "Whoa!!"

    Also, I have a lot of conflict-y students in my class, and I mentioned to my principal that I wanted to introduce the I Message to them, and he said they were way too young. However, you have inspired me! I think I will try it out!!

    Marvelous Multiagers!

    1. My 1st graders DO use this successfully. It is amazing to watch. Give it a try!

  5. Thanks for that laugh! I avoid "uck" and "it" word families at all costs. =) Someone had to sound out "asserted" the other day and they all almost lost it after his "ass-herted". Oh the joys!

    Second Grade Silliness 

  6. Haha, too funny! A few years ago my class was brainstorming words that start with F.... you can probably guess one of the answers I got!

    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  7. Oh yeah, we've had the "uck" disaster too. LOVE your story, Jenn.

    Grade ONEderful

  8. Laughing is medicine...thanks for the therapy!!

  9. Wow, lol!!!!! very cute. It reminded me of a time I was teaching guided reading with my fourth graders. We were reading Amelia Bedilla Plays Ball or something like that, Anyhoo. one of the characters was named Dick, and it just happen to be the page that I chose to read aloud unaware of the characters name, OMG I read it aloud and my students could hardly compose themselves. It was a hot mess!
    -First Grade Journal

  10. Loved your story! I had a kiddo yell out porn, not once but twice in a reading group earlier in the year.

    Thanks for making me laugh!

    First Grade Magic

  11. Very funny, I am a new follower.


  12. Too funny!!! Just last week we were trying to make long a /ape/ rhyming words and while my principal was in the room one of my darlings yelled "RAPE". Gave both of us a little chuckle too!!!


  13. Ha, too funny! Sometimes its really hard not to laugh out loud...hopefully she was a good sport about it! BTW, I wrote a post with a link to your 100 years old post. Hope you can check it out!

    Teachery Tidbits

  14. Oh my word, too funny Jenn!!

  15. Ha!!!! :) :) :)
    Bet you were happy he found a rhyming word! :)
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  16. One of my kids yelled out "c*nt" one last week while we were doing rhyming words and I about lost it... thankfully none of the kids batted an eye either! hahaha

  17. We have to celebrate when we can! My friend had a Firstie who gave the word "slut" when they were talking about the "ut" chunk. He told her that when she wrote the word to be sure and start with a capital letter because that was the name of his Auntie! I think she had a laugh escape too! =)

    We use something very similar to your "I messages" with Conscious Discipline and I agree with you that is it amazing how they learn to use their Big Voice and stand up for themselves instead of tattling.

    We also have a We Care Bag that we use to encourage each other and help when someone is feeling sad or angry. I would LOVE more than anything for you to visit my blog when you have time!

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    Heather's Heart

  18. word families are great! I am always brace myself when I do the 'uck' family and the "it" family... cautious to encourage the use of 'sh' with that one! LOL Thank goodness they are still innocent enough that they DONT know! thank you for the good laugh! :-)

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  21. OMIgosh! That is soooo funny! We need those lil "funnies" to make it through some days!!! Love it!
    Christie :)
    First Grade Fever

  22. OMG, that was awesome! I needed a good chuckle! Thank you!