Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Out of Nowhere

We were doing some open ended scenes with the 5th grade today.  They had to make choices and then act out the scene to see if their choices fit.  Two boys did their scene, and it was pretty obvious to me that it was about hiding out from the police after a bank robbery because one of the boys was acting injured and they were looking real suspicious.  After the scene, I questioned the class:

MR. BOWERS:  Ok, what do you think their scene was about?
BRANDON:  The Womens Civil Rights Movement?

Friday, February 15, 2013

Best Valentine Ever

I get so many Valentines from the kids and they are usually just the store bought cards with the kids name on it and sometimes it doesn't even have MY name on it!  Well, this year, I got one that had a note attached to the inside that really made me feel special:

Dear Mr. Bowers,

Thank you for being so nice to me.  You encourage me to sing and act better.  You make my days a blast!  You make me feel confident and strong.  Keep on teaching!  I appreciate all your help.


There was also some candy attached.  BONUS! 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Polite, Yet Stinky

Trying to have 4th grade Drama today...

MR. BOWERS:  Diesen!  Why are you crawling across the floor?
DIESEN:  I'm getting away from Hayden, he FARTED!
MR. BOWERS:  Diesen!  Do you think Hayden wanted everyone to know that he did that?
CARLA:  Mr. Bowers, Hayden told me that he farted.
ALISON:  Yeah, he always tells us when he farts.
MR. BOWERS:  Hayden, why do you feel the need to tell people when you pass gas?
HAYDEN:  I just like to give everyone a "heads up."

Friday, February 08, 2013

Second Job?

MRS. POLK (The Art Teacher):  Oh, Richard, you're here early, where's the rest of your class?
RICHARD (Bilingual 3rd grader):  I got to go early...our regular teacher isn't here, so we have a prostitute.