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One from last year that I remembered today:
“I want to see Donald Trump whip his hair back and forth!”
Walking to the computer lab today:
Student A walks while grabbing his back and mentions it hurts.
Student T: Man you walk like one of those old men trying to get to the store before it closes!
Me: LAUGHS HYSTERICALLY!
Student T: Man I never made Ms. Williams laugh before!
I am borrowing this story from another teacher. It was too funny!
So she was making a positive parent contact phone call and asked the parent if there were any concerns or questions before end the call. The parent said, “Well, actually, I do. My child’s bus time is not consistent. One day he’s out at 10 to 6 waiting a whole hour and the next day he’s out at 10 to 7. I am concerned because… there are coyotes out there that could harm him that early in the morning! I’ve seen them!”
:) Hide your kids… the coyotes are coming!
“My dinosaur fell out of my pocket!”
On Monday in class, I had a student shout out “Ms. Williams! My dinosaur just fell out of my pocket!” Of course I was thoroughly confused and humored at the same time. I had to ask my student to explain and he said it again slowly… “My dinosaur… it was on… I fixed it and put it in my pocket and then it fell out.” Then I realized he was referencing my speech from the first day of school. On that day, I explained to the kids that cell phones are like dinosaurs… you know they existed but you don’t see one in the room, you don’t hear them in the room, therefore there are no dinosaurs in my classroom! Funny how even a week off for Hurricane Irene didn’t cloud my uncanny wit from that student’s memory:)
Also today as the car riders were awaiting departure in my room, one of them that I don’t teach tripped/slid/rolled across my floor to which I replied:
“Why are you on the floor? What’s going on? It’s gross on the floor?” Also I laughed.
Then the student pushes himself up and in comedic fashion replies:
“Because of gravity!”
I again died laughing! All while he was so serious and explaining it! :)
The 7th graders are baaaaaaaaaaa=ahhhhhhhhh-ck :) Today left me with two sundries!
Ok 1st! Madonna…
So we were going over our PBIS (Positive Behavior Incentive Supports) matrix with the acronym C-H-I-E-F. I had asked my students to list the letters vertically on their paper and then explain what they mean for their “Brainstretcher” (their warm up activity). When we were going over them I had to lead them to a few of the letters but the greatest was when we got to “E.” E=Express Respect… so now you probably have guessed… All day long I heard “EXPRESS YOURSELF!” which led us to talking about Madonna! LOL Because today was also Share about yourself day so I let one class know I had been to one of her concerts and that I love her! :)
So I’ve been at home the past two days due to Hurricane Irene aftermath. Instead of lazing around, today, I have been looking up teaching ideas online. Here are a few Attention Grabbers I thought may spark an interest! They are PUNNY and goofy but that’s what works in middle school:)
Teacher: HOCUS POCUS!
Students: everybody focus!
Teacher: MACARONI AND CHEESE,
Students: everybody FREEZE!
Teacher: Ready to rock?
Students: Ready to roll!
Teacher: HOLY MOLY!!!
*That’s my favorite:)
My attitude described by a former student:)
“Your attitude is so big it’s like why even try to get a attitude because you would definitely win!”
At the end of this year I asked my 8th grade students to write advice to my upcoming 8th graders. I was touched that everyone was VERY honest and constructive in their letters! I asked them to write advice to the upcomming 8th, what they enjoyed (concepts, activities, or work) this year, and what could be done better. Here are my favorites! :) Thank you c/o 2015 for being so honest!
Advice to upcoming 8th graders!
She is always right even though she is wrong (LOL!!!)
Don’t ask a lot of questions when you walk in
Don’t ask stupid questions and be annoying
Do, do your homework
Don’t write on each other, that really gets on Ms. Williams’ nerves
Never ask her things more than twice. If you ask her if you can ask a question, her answer will be “You just did”
Don’t drive her crazy!
Study, study, study
Don’t run around the room
Be organized and pay attention
Don’t put a lot of pressure on Ms. Williams, she has ___ ____ D. (I hope that’s OCD! LOL)
Don’t say bad words, she WILL hear you
Take things seriously, but don’t stress out! Study the foldables!
Don’t say “a bundle of sticks,” don’t believe in fairies and vampires.
Don’t be stupid! These teachers will write you up for the oddest things!
A happy Ms. Williams is the best Ms. Williams :)
You need to focus!
There are a lot of things different, such as the number of chances you have to get things right!