Friday, March 25, 2011

Little Treasures

As I was sitting at my desk writing out red slips for the students in my class who had misbehaved (A great way to re-live the glorious moments throughout the day when my beautiful students show their true colors! :) I heard a terrifying cry... "MS. GUINN!!!! COME QUICK"

The terror in their voice truly sent a shiver down my spine, but nothing could have prepared me for what I was about to see.

A nice little mound of something that was NOT chocolate was sitting prettily on my carpet. We found a few more little prizes around the room. Somebody made a "no no" in their pants and just kicked it out their pant leg. The janitors did not come so I was forced to pick it up myself, BUT not before I taped it off so we would remember exactly where to disinfect. My room looked like a miniature crime scene. We now take potty breaks often!!

Ego killer

I am going to start of by saying, that no, I am not in the most athletic shape of my life, HOWEVER, I wouldn't say I am "large" by any means. My students must disagree.

A little girl in my class came up to me and put her hand on my stomach then said, "You look like you are about to have a little baby."

Me: Is my belly getting big?

Little boy: "NO! you are perfect in every way!" (He knows what to say, he has sisters)

Little boy #2: "Ms. Guinn, you are a very big girl."

:( I am not having a baby (for the record). But maybe I need to lose some weight?


There have been a few instances where gas had been released in my classroom. We have discussed that it is no laughing matter, and we are not to pass gas to be funny. I even went so far as to tell them if they needed to step out into the hall so not to smell up the room, they could.

Today I had a little boy come up to me who stated, "I know tooting isn't funny, but I need to tell you something."

I have to admit, I was intrigued. So I responded, "Go on..."

To which he replied, " I tooted and burped at the same time, and it made my stomach suck in a little, should I go to the nurse?'


I said, "Most definitely! Please, go share with her what just happened."


Monday, February 21, 2011

President's Day

I always look forward to President's Day. It is hilarious to hear children's interpretation of their parent's political views. Today I asked my students if they knew who our current president was. One little girl acted almost offended that I would even ask.
In response to my question:

Little girl:
"Obama is our president. And he finds people who have the money... the rich people and he takes it away. So that's why you don't be rich, because he will come and steal it."

Other little girl:
"Well the people shot him in the head and he died."

"Oh no. That was Abraham Lincoln"

Little boy:
"No. He is still alive, and he shut down my mom's work because it didn't make enough money. Now she just makes $4.00 a day."

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Where babies come from

Considering I spend an overwhelming amount of time with young children, I have come to hear many ways babies are made. Today I heard one that I thought was particularly cute. While we were discussing holiday traditions, I brought up the tradition of eating. There is a little boy in my class who is expecting a baby brother soon. When I spoke about eating, he responded as follows:

"Kind of like when my mom eats a lot. After a while it builds up and makes a baby. That's why we are made of meat. That's why the wolves want to eat us."

I don't know really where the wolves fit into all of this, but I thought it was quite hilarious that he thinks babies are made when women eat too much... just think if that really were true? I'd be having twins every 9 months!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Beautiful Art work

I have recently undergone some personal changes. Over Thanksgiving break I had a procedure done that many women have to enhance a certain part of the female body. I had been considering this for a long time, and I finally just decided to do it. It was something I did for me, and it wasn't a HUGE change. When I went back to school on Monday many people probably didn't even notice because with the clothes I had on, it just wasn't that easy to tell. Tuesday however, I wore a dress that made it a little more easy for one to see a difference. I didn't realize, however, that any of my students would be able to tell. I suppose I was wrong. Below is a picture a little girl in my class drew of me. Note: She has drawn pictures of me before... none ever looking quite like this.

Bluebonnet prisoner

I love to listen to the fascinating converstaions my six year old students have with one another. A few weeks ago I read a story to my kids about bluebonnets. We had a discussion about how it was illegal to pick bluebonnets in the state of Texas because bluebonnets were the state flower. Anyhow... today three of my students were arguing over whether or not you could pick a bluebonnet. And the conversation went a little like this:

Student 1: You can NOT pick bluebonnets! They are the state flower.

Student 2: Yes you can. They are just a flower.

Student 1: You will go to prison if you do.

Student 3: (sarcastically inturrupting) aren't supposed to pick bluebonnets, but you won't go to prison! (Deep voice) Hey man what are you in for? (soft voice) I shot somebody, you? (Deep voice) I picked a bluebonnet.... (his voice) Nope... don't think so.