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."