Sunday, April 21, 2013

Nakayla Don't Steal

MR. BOWERS:  Y'all, someone stole my birthday quarters.
NAKAYLA:  Mr. Bowers, I know I didn't steal your quarters.
MR. BOWERS:  (joking) Are you sure you're not a thief?  You didn't rob any liquor stores on the way to school, did you?
NAKAYLA:  I don't even like licorice! 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Cry for Me

I have had so many kids crying for me in the last two days.  One was crying because she has to wear a little heart monitor on her belt for a few days.  Another was crying because she strepped on a kids finger and felt so bad about it, she started bawling--even though the kid who got her finger stepped on didn't even cry.  The final one cried because she didn't understand how to play the game we were playing.  Geez!  Do other people have to console cryers  everyday at their jobs? 

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

The Topic of Divorce

For the 5th grade puppet activity, the kids had to draw on conversations that they were involved in or had listened to in the past.  They could recreate arguments, times they were in trouble or even funny conversations.  

One of the kids volunteered that he always has to listen to his parents yelling at each other and how he hates it when that happens.   Then he said that his parents are divorced and they argue every time they see each other.

Of course, many hands went up in the air to tell me stories, because of so many kids have been involved in divorce.

By the time it got to be my turn to speak on the subject, here's what came out of my mouth:

Well, my parents got divorced and they hardly ever saw each other again--but then at my wedding THEY HAD TO SIT RIGHT THERE NEXT TO EACH OTHER  IN THE CHURCH!!! Don't you worry, you'll get the last laugh at your parents.  When you're like 35 years old, and you start having kids, they'll be right there together in the hospital saying, "Awww! Now we're grandparents, I guess we have to get along!"

They loved it.