Monday, November 17, 2008

Not so G-rated tales from the first grade...

It's been an interesting 2 weeks in first grade. Here are a few stories that explain why it is so hard not to bust out laughing in the middle of teaching some days.

1. Every morning we do a "morning message". After reading it we look for "word tricks" (blends, digraphs, word families). The students are really good at this now and often make-up "tricks" we haven't learned. I asked "does anyone see a word trick this morning?". One student raises his hand and goes to the board and circles "-ass" in the word class!

2. Last week we learned -ick and -ack words. We made a poster of words that we knew that end with -ick or -ack. Put a D in front of -ick and what do you get? A persons name of course! Make sure you capitalize it since it's a name.....I've learned never over react and think quick. Lots of times they have NO idea what they've done!

3. Today I was giving a test on non-sense words. The idea is to see if students can use the "rules" they've learned. The word was fak (notice the short A sound...). My student sounded it out f-u-k and then blended it all together!

I sincerely hope we can make it through the rest of the week without any profanity! :)


doodlebug said...

You are good! I wouldn't have thought quickly enough to make that a name!!! I would have sat there in stunned silence!

Debbie said...

Bless their little hearts! You are a great teacher Rachel! Way to turn those situations around!

Melissa said...

Good on ya for thinking on your feet! I can't imagine what those kids would be telling their parents otherwise.