January 9, 2013

Kids Make Me Laugh

When I'm having a hard teaching day it's usually the things kids say that end up making me feel better. They are sooo funny without even trying! I love seeing their thought process and how truly innocent {most of them} are. Today I had to teach them about lock down drills, and I honestly was kinda dreading it. I didn't want to talk about school shootings and I didn't want to say anything that would scare them. I was so happy that the chat went well and everyone felt safe. I talked about how lock downs happen when something outside is dangerous (building lock down) or something inside is dangerous (classroom lock down). One of my sweet second graders raised her hand and said, "So, if there's a python outside we'll have a building lock down." Yes, something like that...

 It just made me smile that a python outside was the most dangerous thing she could imagine. How sweet and innocent is that!?! As I had to deal with some misbehaving students throughout the day I thought about that girl's comment and remembered how little they truly are.

I think my favorite quote so far this year though was when my coworker mentioned to a student that they couldn't wear something because it could be used as a gang symbol. Another little girl said, "But Scooby Doo is in a gang and they are good and solve mysteries." Doesn't that just make you smile! I teach in a Title 1 school in a rougher area, and it just made me happy that so far the only gang she's been exposed to is Scooby Doo's. Last year my students were not so innocent and I am so enjoying my cute little class this year. Kids make me laugh! 


  1. Kids make me laugh, too, Caitlin! The innocent one-liners come so fast that sometimes they're impossible to remember, but don't they make for some deliciously sweet moments?

    I came here via your friend Rebecca's site. What a great design! If you ever do decide to start doing blog designs, put me on your list, please! Mine is so humdrum and could really use a makeover!

    Have a great Friday!
    Primary Inspiration

  2. So, my comment probably gave you a giggle, too... "FRIDAY" ?? Okay, so I lost 2 days to a stomach virus this week and apparently don't know what day it is anymore. I just wrote "have a great Friday" on 3 blogs!! Aaaagh! Have a good Thursday, too! :)


    1. Thanks for your comment! I wish it was Friday, haha!!

  3. Aw, that's so sweet. I am glad your kiddos are mostly innocent. That's how kids should be. I am always surprised by some of the cute and random things kids say.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Compassionate Teacher

  4. That's cute! :)

    I got this year, "Mrs. Bainbridge, you are sinning. You just said you wanted those pencils and one of the commandments is 'thou shall not covet thy neighbor's things'. You are coveting those pencils".

    Thanks for straightening out my moral compass, kid! ;)

    *Bunting, Books, and Bainbridge*

  5. I love it! I told my class that I couldn't see them walking in the hall behind me coming back from p.e. Friday. I stopped and asked a teacher if she had seen my class and she played right along. When we got back into class I said "there you are!!" And they were all laughing and telling me they were invisible because they were so quiet and that's why I didn't see them! I forget how easily they play make-believe!