Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A Lucky Day...

I would be very hesitant to say that it was my lucky day. After all, there were many factors against it from the beginning!
a) I watched the Canadian World Junior hockey team lose in overtime last night, putting me in a sad mood (not my fault!).
b) I stayed up way too late (totally my fault).
c) I had to get up early (the alarm clock's fault).
d) I ran out of hot water (ok, that's my fault).
e) I got to school later than I would have liked (mostly my fault).
f) I only had the chance to drink half of my coffee before the other half got cold (not my fault...ish).
g) I had to go pick two kids up at the bus stop two kilometers away from school (not my fault).
h) My students arrived grumpy and hyper (not my fault).
i) We had three temper tantrums in our classroom before morning recess (I hope that they were not my fault!).
j) I forgot my lunch (you figure out where the blame lies).
k) My first kindergarten student arrived 15 minutes early, meaning that I only had a 10 minute break, rather than 25 minutes (not my fault).
l) More tantrums.
m) Staff meeting happens after school.

Wow, that was a rant and a half!

The luck comes in for one of my dear kindergarteners. This converstaion can't be retold any better than in direct quotes.

Student: TEACHER! It's my lucky day!
Me: Oh? Why is it your lucky day?
Student: I learned that I could do something I never thought that I would be able to do!
Me: Tell me about it!
Student: When I went to the bathroom I learned that I could go POO at SCHOOL!!! I didn't think that would EVER happen!

Life must be good, right? :)


Ali said...

Hahaha! Best kindergartener quote ever!! Glad you had a "lucky" day.

Theresa Milstein said...

That story brings me back to when my son, shortly after potty training refused to poop in a public restroom, but we had to keep stopping because he really needed to go. What would normally be a five-hour ride took MUCH longer.

Read, One of Those Days by Amy Krouse Rosenthal to your students. They'll love it and you'll appreciate it too.

Shannon said...

Thanks Ali! I thought it was pretty funny...the stuff they came up with today was pretty good too. They seem to always come up with something, and often it is completely out of the blue. :)

Thanks to you, too, Theresa! I haven't seen that book before, but I'll look it up and try to get a copy. I love read-alouds, and having one recommended is always fun!