Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tales From the First Grade: Drama

Well, the school year is coming to a rapid end (although some days it's not rapid enough). We survived CRCT testing. Everyday my students say something that causes me to think, "I need to remember that for the blog". I need to start taking notes so I'll remember them all but here are a few highlights of what I can recall:

  • CRCT Day 1 - We have to "cover" all the educational materials on the walls so that there is nothing that could possibly give a student an answer to something on the test. This is accomplished by taping large pieces of butcher paper (bulletin board paper) all over the walls. Just as I finished passing out the tests one piece fell. One of my more dramatic students holds her arms out and says, "Nobody panic. We know what to do in this situation." I looked at her with a "what?!?" expression. She says, "Sorry. I watch too many movies!"
  • The students were playing a math game on the Smartboard. The boys would jump every time they said an answer. One of my girls asked me why they kept jumping. I replied, "Because their boys. That's what they do." She says, "Yeah, I don't really get boys and I really don't get my brother!".
  • Overheard during ice cream sundae party today: "You got caramel on yours?"...."Yeah. I don't really even know what caramel is but it sure is good!"
  • "Ms. Harrison I broke my ankle."... Me: "No you didn't. You're walking just fine."....."No. The other ankle. You know the one on my arm (points to ELBOW).

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Don't worry - the drama doesn't stop when they get into second grade either!