Thursday, November 17, 2011

Funny Things Kids Say & Chair Tallies

Don't kids say the funniest things? 

The other day at lunch, one of my kids said when he grows up he wants to be a manager at McDonald's so he can put eggnog on the menu!

Today, we introduced Chair Tallies.  My kiddos are constantly leaning back, forward, sideways, you name it, in their chair.  It was driving me bonkers.  I don't want them falling and hurting themselves so I made up chair tallies.  I have my kids in groups so what happens is each time they are not sitting in their chair appropriately, their group gets a tally.  Whichever group has the fewest tallies at the end of the day gets 5 points towards their group (we also do group points).  One group today had close to 50 tallies! 

So anywhos, I started tallying as soon as I saw the first incident.  It didn't take long for them to catch on to why I was putting tallies on our new Chair Tallies sign.  At morning meeting, I introduced the infractions that would cause their groups to get a tally.  One student, who had already caused his groups 4 tallies (by 7:45!) was kind of complaining and I tried to explain to him that for him, it was probably a habit, kind of like how I bite my nails (I know, I know....yuck, but I blame grad school!).  So then he says "I'm not a bunny rabbit that chews carrots."


Say what?!

I just kind of sat there with a really confused look on my face (kind of like Joey's Smell the Fart Acting)

He just kept saying over and over that he was not like a bunny that just eats and eats carrots.  My other kids tried to explain, but I just didn't see the connection (do y'all?).  I think what he was trying to say was that rabbits eat carrots all the time without thinking, but I just thought it was such a random connection!

I made a cute little chair tallies sign, but it's saved on my work computer since I left my flash drive at home yesterday when I made it.  In other exciting news, I was one of the top 3 finalists for teacher of the year at my school!  I didn't make it, but to be voted in the top 3 was super surprising and a nice honor.  Okay, now that I feel like a politician, I'm heading out to work on LPs for the week after Thanksgiving...blahhh.  Hope everyone is doing well and we're almost to Thanksgiving Break!  Whoop whoop!


1 comment:

Ms. Chrissy B said...

LOL Who know what goes on in there. Neurons firing, dendrites activating, all to come up with, "I'm not a bunny who chews carrots."

Today we were learning about the water cycle and identifying different kinds of precipitation. One of these was hail. What insightful comment did my student make? "Hail is a choking hazard."

Apparently, when it's raining outside, my class runs out and stands with their mouths wide open, trying to catch raindrops. How else could hail be a choking hazard?! Every time I think of it, it makes me giggle because I picture all the kids standing, staring up at the sky, gagging on hail.

Buzzing with Ms. B

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