Friday, April 30, 2010

Random thoughts from the school day...

A child in my reading class had been begging to bring her baby turtle to class to show me. I had been putting her off, but told her to bring it in Friday (today). She brings the little guy in in a shoebox with grass and random pieces of bread (do turtles eat bread?) in it. We all "ooed" and "aahhed" over the turtle and sat down to begin our reading time. I was reading from a novel as the kids followed along, and after a bit, the student raises her hand. I call on her and she proceeds to say, "Mrs. Bozeman, my turtle isn't in his box." Awesome, right? All of the students automatically lose their minds at this point, and we all start the search for the poor turtle. After at least 10 minutes, we find the turtle across the room next to a floor lamp (hiding). My question: How much must a turtle want to flee from its owner if it divebombs off a school desk and cruises across the floor at record speed (for a turtle) to hide?

I noticed one of my students had gotten a really nice french manicure today. I asked her who had done her nails (assuming she might say a friend, or perhaps her mom). Oh, no. This child begins a ridiulously long description of the "spa" (as she called it) where she got her nails done. This is how it went..."So, I went to a spa in the Wal-Mart, you know the one by the McDonald's and the Lowes (I knew which one)? Well, if you go in that Wal-Mart, there is a spa. This man, he was sort of Mexican, but he was Chinese. He did my nails. If you go, he is the one with the striped shirt and the kind of silly shoes. Also, he has freckles, well, maybe not freckles. Dimples! He has dimples. " My thought...I really did not need all of this information. And, I have just lost 10 minutes of my life that I can never get back. :)
There is officially never a dull moment in the third grade...

1 comment:

  1. This post made me laugh a great deal tonight. Thank you :)

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