Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Carrots and other inspiring thoughts..

Things have been quite the adventure in the classroom this week..

We are studying animals using camouflage to help hunt and keep them hidden from predators. We were discussing how the use of camouflage helps them to blend in with their surroundings. One little guy proudly proclaimed that he didn't have a hard time seeing the animals because, "I eat my carrots!" I was quite confused.. he was able to clarify for me, "You see, Mrs. L, carrots help you see better! I eat mine, so that's why I can see those animals. Man.. don't you know anything? I mean, all these animals need is more carrots, then they can hunt as good as me."

Duh. My bad. I didn't have the heart to tell him that I think his dad just says that so he'll eat his carrots.

Another little guy? After being the "weatherman" for us during morning meeting proudly wipes his hands and says, "I think my work here is done!" Yes, you're right. It is. He later told me, "Mrs. L.. it's because I'm smarter than the average bear!" Totally in a Yogi Bear voice. Sweet dude, you are smarter than the average bear. If only you could stop throwing temper tantrums and annoying me. I'm sure Yogi doesn't annoy his teachers. Every.Single.Day.

And, lastly.. "Mrs. L, why do they say the moon is made out of cheese? I mean, really.. cheese floating in outer space? Now THAT doesn't make any sense." This is after he told me that he flew to the moon last night and brought back a moon rock for all of us to see. I mean, because that totally makes sense.

Seriously, these kids are killing me. I have the hardest time not laughing at them.

OH! One more. One very upset little guy says, "Man! You're all driving me crazy! I wouldn't drive you crazy!" You're right, little man.. you never drive me crazy. Ever. Promise.


Anonymous said...

Ah, yes, I remember those conversations from my teaching days. I really did love that part of it. They say the funniest things.

Sue said...

I absolutely love your "little ones" stories - but have to confess I wonder how you listen to these little conversations without laughing out loud! Gotta say I'm impressed!!

Lindsey said...

Carrots ARE good for your eyes, seriously!