Saturday, January 22, 2011

Mrs. G: Getting the Point Across

A post from my Mom's may recognize the premise of this assembly activity from an email which has circulated...but seeing it done has SO much more impact!  I couldn't be prouder of Steve...and don't think that it could have worked any better if they'd scripted the student responses (which they didn't).

Mrs. G: Getting the Point Across: "I have been thinking about what things are important to me as a teacher for quite some time. Leading up to the start of school in September ..."

A Voice from....a fish?

Out of the mouths of babes...

Yesterday, during a Bible trivia game for our school's assembly, two of my little darlings had the opportunity to answer a question.  They had to fill in the blanks of a Bible verse (I don't remember which one), which talked about "a voice from ______" (Matthew 3:17?).  The first small one, on my team, said "God!", which was the wrong answer...but was a good guess.  The second small one, on the opposing team, answered by saying...wait for it..."a fish!"

I am very proud of myself.  I hid my hysterical laughter.

I am very proud of the rest of the students in the school.  They only giggled quietly.

I am very proud of the little student, who was trying so hard to participate and be a part of the assembly...even if her answer was "a fish!"

The answer, by the way, was "heaven."

Friday, January 14, 2011


Good Gravy!  What to say?
Three different center time conversations are going on right now...
The first group is talking about making babies, and how the mom in their game got a fever and died.
The second group is talking about changing each other's "diapers".
The third group was overheard saying to the "mommy" in their game...wait for it..."good night Mrs. Slappy Boobs".

I'm ignoring, I'm ignoring, I'm ignoring...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Oh, what a day...

You know it's been quite a day when two of your darling students run away from full sight and hearing of a police officer.

They got quite a lecture upon returning (this was right outside the school...not like they could go anywhere) about how SHAMEFUL it was to behave that way and WHAT did it make them LOOK like for the police officer to SEE them behaving SO BADLY...and how EMBARRASSING it was for them (I left out how embarrassing it was for me) to be known as the boys who RAN AWAY from their TEACHER in front of a POLICE MAN...and that they were SO LUCKY that I didn't take them out for a time out IN the police car.   

They were very repentant.  

One of the mothers told me that I should have "scared the snot out of them" by marching them out for a talk with the police officer about safety, responsibility, and obedience. I really should have. :)