Saturday, January 30, 2010

Praying Mantis

I made a huge mistake!!!
I accidentally told my kids that the girl praying mantis eats the man praying mantis. Probably not appropriate for 6 year old children...but none the less... I said it. As soon as I spoke the words (while I was reading a book) I turned the page quickly to go on to the next animal. I looked up only to notice horrified stares from about 14 first graders. I continued to read hoping they would soon forget only to be inturrupted by one of my little boys...

Student 1: "Wait Wait Wait!.... you mean to tell me the wife eats her husband!?!?!"

Me: "Well they are bugs...they aren't married, that's just the way they do things."

Student 1: "Well isn't that life!"

Birthday Injustices

One of my boys had his birthday on a Sunday this year. Usually the office will announce weekend birthdays on Friday, but the principal wasn't there, and the person doing the announcements didn't remember to say the weekend birthday's names. I figured they would announce it the following Monday.

On Tuesday I realized that the birthday was never announced.
So I asked my little boy if he ever heard his birthday announced over the loud speaker, to which he responded...
"NO! and I don't know how I make it through with all of these injustices!"

(The comment was made known to the office, and he got a special announcement just for him the next day)

I was lookin good!

So...I got some new boots over Christmas break, and I hadn't gotten to wear them yet because I ended up needing a size bigger. SOOOO.... When we got back to school, and everyone was telling about their Christmas break, I happened to mention I got new boots, but I just couldn't wear them yet.

A few days later...

I got my boots, and I wore them to school with a really cute dress.
One of my students walk in and shouts, "Ms. Guinn...why don't you look lovely!"
I thanked him graciously and then went on about my business.
I happened to look up and he was still there looking around the room in amazement.
I asked him if something was wrong and he stated, "Well is NO ONE else going to tell her how DAZZLING she looks?"

I was flooded with many compliments after that.
Thanks guys.
I will never feel insecure or "unpretty" with my classroom full of brown nosers :)