Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Regarding Adoption

Submitted by countrymommy3

One of my students came to school and told me his mom and her "boyfriend" were going to adopt a baby from China. I was somewhat surprised by this so I simply said "really?" His reply: "Yea, but I don't know why she would want to, she can't even speak Chinese." It was all I could do to keep from laughing!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Anemia Hurts

Submitted by ATeachMom

A parent came to me with her first grader's current health concerns. He had been feeling tired and grumpy. The parent went on to tell me that he was anemic and that his blood needed more iron. I gave my student a hug, told him that I would watch out for him during the day and the parent left. In a few minutes I found the boy crying at his seat. I went over to ask him if he was okay. He looked up at me and asked me, "How hot is that iron going to be?"

Monday, August 4, 2008


Submitted by KKSMom

Last year we were all sitting on the carpet and I was doing a blending lesson with my class. I called on one student who was doing an awesome job and could really use the positive reinforcement and praise. I said to him: 'Wow, how did you get so smart? Were you just born like that?' He looked at me very serious, and he said, "Um, no I had a ham sandwich for lunch." I couldn't help but laugh because it was the cutest thing. So for the rest of the year I would have to tell my class, "Wow, you guys have been eating a lot ham sandwiches lately!' They knew exactly what I meant.

"I can see the baby's nose"

Submitted by Sillieguze

Another teacher on my team was pregnant at the end of the year and as the kids were working she was walking around the room. She noticed one little boy looking at her very intently and she wondered what was going on. She then sees him talking to the other kids at his table and they all start giggling. She goes over to find out what's so funny. The little boy says, "I can see the baby's nose. It's right there." He points at her stomach. She tries not to laugh as she tells him that it's not the baby's nose, it's just the top part of her pants.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Advice from 1st graders

Submitted by Sillieguze

I was about 28 weeks pregnant when school started last year, so the kids were asking me about my baby and if it was a boy or a girl. I told them I was having a boy and they all wanted to know what I was going to name him. I told then that we didn't have a name picked out yet. One little girl had a look on her face like she was thinking very hard. All of the sudden she says very excited, "I have a name for the baby." So I asked her what was her idea. She said, "You should name him George. You know, like the monkey."

Saturday, August 2, 2008

A Gift for the Teacher

Submission from SuddenGifts

I taught first grade in downtown Manhattan and this year I had a fairly challenging class...some real attention seeking, high maintenance kids. I tried to keep my frustration from showing, but some days they just got to me! So one day around Halloween, I was lining the class up to take them to the gym. My desk was near the back of the room where they were lining up and as we were leaving, I picked up a piece of chocolate a friend had given to me and told a few of the girls at the back of the line I was really going to enjoy that chocolate in peace and quiet while they were at gym. The next day, two of the little girls brought me bags of chocolate! They said that now I would have some chocolate to enjoy in peace and quiet every time the kids drove me nuts!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

"Are you taking the horsie book?"

After the shock of my first graders hearing I was moving to a different school, one of my girls popped up with that wonderful, heart-felt question. I was feeling the love!