Sunday, December 19, 2010

Oh, no!

This week, I instructed the 2nd graders to use the puppets to retell the tale of 3 Billy Goats Gruff from the perspective of one of the characters. Townsend began his story from the Troll's perspective:

Yesterday, there was some goats up on my roof, and we ain't havin' dat!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Has a Future in Apologies.

I sometimes buy fund raiser items from students, and in this case, former students. Bruce is a 6th grader.

Dear Mr. Bowers,

I regret to inform you that the cookie dough you ordered will not be shipped to you. This mishap is of my own wrong doing and foolishness. Apparently you were to give me the money as you were ordering. However, I didn't inform you about it thus making this my own fault. Maybe my ignorance would not get in the way in the near future. Once again I'm truly sorry.



Monday, December 06, 2010

Singular or Plural?

JOSHUA: I like the Bulls!
TREVION: No, I like the Heats, the Heats is better!
JOSHUA: No, the Bulls are better, that's where Michael Jordan played.
TREVION: The Heats have LeBron James! They're better!
MR. BOWERS: Boys! Listen, it's not the "Heats" it's the "Miami HEAT" there is no "s" at the end. Just say, "Heat."
TREVION: OK, then, I like the HEAT.
JOSHUA: Yeah, and I like the BULL.
MR. BOWERS: (sigh)

Thursday, December 02, 2010

The Funny Kindergarten Joke

PAOLINA (a kindergartener): What did the lion say to the other lion after he ate the clown?
PAOLINA: He said, "I feel funny because the clown was funny."
MR. BOWERS: Don't you mean, "That clown tastes funny?"
PAOLINA: No, he said, "I feel funny because the clown was funny."