Thursday, February 4, 2010

Yellow Snow..

In class today, we wrote about snow. I gave them three winter-themed stickers and they had to add details to the picture and then write about it. I always stress the importance of making our pictures look real, meaning no green people or purple hair. Trust me, it's an important thing in a first grade classroom.

One little guy colored his snow yellow, not knowing what color to use because he didn't want to use white because, "Don't you know it won't even show up on my paper, Ms. L?". As we were sharing our pictures, New Little Dude screams, "Ugh.. your snow is yellow. That means someone took a p!ss in it! Don't eat yellow snowwwwwwwwwwww!"

Thanks dude. Thanks.

Then? Then we were reading our science textbooks. This is always a huge debacle because they love looking through the books because the pictures are actually quite interesting. Once we got over the love of the pictures, we began reading about animals that are extinct or endangered. We turn the page to see a manatee swimming around. It was a cute little manatee, actually. Really cute up until Lil Miss began screaming, crying, threw her book to the ground and ran to the reading corner.

Me: "Lil Miss, what's that all about? Please return to your assigned area."
Lil Miss: "Nooooooo! There's a shark. A horrible, man-eating shark who is going to EAT me!"
Me: "This thing? No, no. That's a manatee. He's like a cow of the sea. He doesn't eat meat, he's an herbivore. No man-eating for him! Just plants!" (in a horribly chipper voice, trying to prevent myself from laughing)

Ahh.. my job is never boring.


Lil' Woman said...

Aww I love reading your tales of teaching! :)

littledaisymay said...

SO funny! Never a dull moment with your kids :)

Nat said...

Hahaha!! Kids will say anything!