Guys.. it’s been over a week since I’ve written because I AM EXHAUSTED. This past month I had at least 5 students throw up in my room, almost threw up myself, and spent the month trying to make it through this tiring but exciting holiday season.
There is something about a break coming up that makes the kids extra excited, distracted, and just weird. I know that the kids need the break almost as much as the teachers.
I’m going to bake, watch tv, and sit under the heated blanket with the cats.
Hey they have good ideas!
The best (weird) things my students said leading up to the break
Good Ol’ Mind Talking
One of my kindergarten kids accidentally hit another boy in the head and I looked at him and asked him if he apologized, he replied very dramatically..
“YES MS. HAYDEN WITH MY MIND TALKING OBVIOUSLY”
I just had sprayed some lysol on the counter, one of my students took one of those very deep satisfying breaths (you know like after a good rain or while on a hike) and said
“MMM smells like my dead grandma”
Then he smiled and skipped away
That time a turkey was sexy
We were “dressing up” turkeys on my board with different rhythms and this one turkey had glasses on and I hear from the back of the room…
“OhhHhHH a sexayyy turkayyyy”
The snot problem
Kindergartener has two tissues up her nose and I asked her why they were up there and she proudly said
“I HAVE LOTS OF SNOT TODAY”
A first grader was holding his groin while sitting on the ground and when I asked him if he was okay he yelled
“I HEELED MY BALLS MS. HAYDEN
YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?
MY HEEL KICKED MY OWN BALLS”
And then he looked completely betrayed at his foot and I had more information than I needed for the day.
And my personal favorite…
Does anyone know when choir starts?
While warming up my choir during our 8th rehearsal one little girl looks up at me and says “umm Ms. Hayden.. when does choir start?
I replied with.. “well it starts at 7:25”
Little girl replies with “no I mean when is choir going to start? Like when is our first meeting?”
At this point I’m pretty confused and say “umm.. this is our 8th choir practice, we’re literally in choir right now, like right this moment? We’re singing right now.”
She just said “ohhh hmm?” and shrugged her shoulders and said
“I didn’t know we’d be singing”
Fellow teachers, I’m wishing you a very stress free Thanksgiving week. I hope you have some time to sit around and do nothing, get some rest and don’t feel bad about it.
*Also someone please buy me some more lysol for my room*
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