Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Kids say the funniest things!

So it's been said that kids say the funniest things but it's not only little kids. Middle schoolers say funny things too. I've been keeping track of some of the things one of my students says. He is an English Language Learner, which means that English is not the first language he learned. So here are some of the things he has said to me, our class, and to other teachers:

  • Earlier this year during volleyball practice, while grabbing his thigh, he told the coach he pulled his "thyroid." To which she responded "Wow that's really serious. I've never heard of anyone pulling their thyroid.
  • During another volleyball practice the coach was explaining to a player that she really needed him to be more consistent with his serves. The boy asked what she meant and this particular student said "Duh, it means when you can't go to the bathroom."
  • After our geography bee (which he won, amazingly) he asked me where "Hamsterdam" was. I told him it was next to "Gerbilville."
  • Today he told the class that he had so much calcium in his hair they wouldn't believe it.
  • He was talking about how he likes British accents and he when he imitated it, it made him sound erotic. I think he meant exotic.

So, yes, I have frustrating days, and yes, they don't always get their homework done, but when stuff like this happens, I just have to stop and laugh.

2/27/08 I had to add two more things today that were said:

  • A student in my class had his desk cleared by the janitor because he keeps it so messy. He found it funny that his book was taken but not his bookmark. He says to me "Mrs. Puccini, the fiends stole my bookmark!"
  • The student from the previous posts was irritated with another student and he said "Man, she is really pushing my ticket."

Monday, February 25, 2008

10 Random Things About Me:

  1. I don't call and order pizza on my own.
  2. My closet isn't organized.
  3. I press sleep on my alarm for 30 min. before I get up.
  4. I used to work in the Ag. dept. when I was in college.
  5. I haven't had a haircut since Oct.
  6. I let my husband color my hair and it cost me $200 to get it fixed (in Oct.)
  7. I have 2 pairs of the same shoes in different colors (brown and black).
  8. I love the show King of Queens.
  9. I want to go on vacation in Austrailia.
  10. I think I could eat pizza every day if I had to.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

You've just been marooned...

So I posed this question to my students the other day for their journal writing and I have been thinking about it a lot lately:

You've just been marooned on a desert island and you have 3 useful things and one completely useless thing with you. What are the items and how would you use them for survival?

Here's my list:
1. Pan - used to boil water and cook my food.
2. Flint - not sure if I know how to use it but it will last longer than matches.
3. My cell phone - I can call for help until my battery dies out, then I will throw it in the fire to make an explosion so someone will see me. I wouldn't worry about having service because I have Verizon. You've seen the commercials right?
4. Battery - completely useless right? Until I hear someone or something coming and then I will throw it in the fire and explode it.

What do you think? What would you do?

Getting Started

Welcome to my blog! I started this blog because I was feeling a little left out by everyone. My sister has a blog and various other family members have sites where they post things, so, I thought I would join the technological world (although we would all agree I'm more adavanced than my mom! Just kidding!)and start a blog. I also wanted to start one so people could keep up with my family and so I could relieve a little bit of my creative writing itch. So enjoy reading and comment often!