One of the things that I love about teaching are the funny things that my students say. When I reflect on each day, there’s usually something that makes me chuckle. We’ve been in school since August 14th, and I’ve already added some great stories to my writing notebook. For example, when one student was reading Dragons Love Tacos, he looked up at me and said (very seriously), “I hope they have a lot of bathrooms because they (tacos) tear up your gut.” I had the hardest time keeping a straight face when he said that!
Another student, after entering my room and noticing a stack of new books that I’d just received from Scholastic, started to flip through the books. As he looked at the different titles, he said, “Don’t tell M that these are new! She’ll want to take them all. Just tell her that you brought these from home!” He knew that M liked to latch on to new books and often borrowed several at a time and wanted to prevent that from happening with the new books before he had a chance to check them out.
As the year progresses, I will continue to record these gems in my notebook. I can’t wait to see what I add to my collection!