Monday, August 29, 2011

Meant to Silence That

MR. BOWERS: Ok, everyone quiet down...stop talking.
MR. BOWERS' POCKET: New voicemail.
MR. BOWERS: I said, "No talking!"

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Or Not

Today I was giving the 2nd graders a new way to control their anger:

MR. BOWERS: Let's say that your brother is making you mad by switching the TV channel while you are watching your favorite show. You can always get rid of your anger by doing what I like to call the, "Hulk Smash" on your bed. It will get rid of your anger and you won't hurt anything because your bed is so soft!

LAKIFA: Or you can just go up to your brother and say, "YOU BETTER STOP CHANGING THE CHANNELS OR I'M GONNA JACK YOU UP!!!"

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Dancin' in the Seats

I was talking to the 4th graders about audience behavior:

MR. BOWERS: If you are at a concert, you might see the audience dancing in their seats, but would you see that in a Movie Theater audience?
C.J.: I saw a guy dancing in his seat, but I think he was a hippie.

Flash Dance Fan?

So, it's pretty hot here in Houston right now and I get real sweaty in the morning while on Duty. Ella is a 2nd grader.

ELLA: WOW! You look like you just poured water on yourself like you were on a Dance Crew!
ELLA: Yeah, like in the 80's!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Or a Needle.

I was trying to explain what "thread" is to the kindergarteners on the first day of school:

MR. BOWERS: If you look inside your buttons on your shirt, you will see a tiny string. That is "thread" and they use it to SEW buttons on shirts.
NISHTA: But you has to use a NOODLE.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Another Trip Around the Sun

Any time a kid turns 10 years old, I say the same thing, "Enjoy this year, it's the last time you can use just your fingers to tell your age. Next year you'll have to hold up 10 fingers and one toe."