Thursday, October 09, 2008

Stories from the classroom

This week has definitely had its highs and lows. My kids are getting very...energetic...and I'm having to restructure how I do things to get them back to how I want them. Still, it's great and I'm getting more used to working every day :)

I thought I would share a few of the shocking/sweet/funny stories from my room from the past few weeks:

- One of my students just gave me a "gift certificate" for $25. It's a very pretty one, peach and blue, and she made it herself on the computer :D When I asked what it was for, she said, "well, for your birthday of course!" At least I know she thinks I'm worth $25

- A boy asked if he could clean out the pencil sharpener. Thinking that was a great idea, I gave the okay and went back to get the class ready to go. Suddenly, I look over and I see him holding the electric pencil sharpener under running water! "What are you doing?!?!" I exclaimed. "Well, you said I could clean it" he smartly replied. Apparently these kids don't know that you can' mix water and electricity

- At the end of the day, one of my girls gave me her business card, in case I ever wanted a spa day, so she could do my nails, facial, etc.. "But, you can't call on Sundays" she said seriously, "we're closed on Sunday" a great!

On a side note, I'm loving the gym still. My clothes are fitting a bit better and I'm just feeling so much more confident, which I"m loving. I've been running about a mile every day (and even did a mile and a half earlier this week) which is fun. I even did a trail walk/run with ed (we walked out than ran back, 3 miles or so). It was beautiful!

The insurance is running late, so no doctor yet, but it should be any day now. I'm grateful, at least, that for an hour every day I get to be healthy and happy and not thinking (too much) about school :)


runningtwig said...

Those are funny stories! Kids do/say the craziest things!

I'm glad you are getting to work out some - I know you miss it. I miss it too!

Mark Tanaka (Ultrailnakaman) said...

great stories! too bad the gift certificates don't work. but none of my patients ever give me any, anyways...