Thursday, April 30, 2009

Gas....Fart....Toot...Pass Gas...Fluff......etc.

So I think I hear a kid fart at least 5-10 times a day.

Today in one of my kindergarten classes ONE kid farted about 4 or 5 times during time on the carpet, which is about 15 or 20 minutes.  You have no idea how hard it is to keep reading my book and completely ignore the fact that this kid is farting and of course they are all giggling.

One kids finally says man you are really gassy today.

Then of course I have to say alright calm down, we all do it so let's just move on.

OH kids....

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Who Knew....

Who knew....

You could be a monkey when you grow up....

Paper Towel tubes could be a weapon (literally....a kid tried to hit me with one)

A pneumonic device for knowing North, East, South, West could be......
Never Eat Red Wheat (guess we aren't going south)

Just thought you should know!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

When one letter can make all the difference....

So as you all know I am currently in my elementary art student teaching placement, which I am loving! Plus it makes for some good stories....

My fourth grade class has been working on puppets for the past couple weeks.  The first day they made the head and arms out of clay.

The second week they took time to create a sketch and persona for their puppet, they could pretty much do whatever they wanted.

So one of my students decides he wants to do a rapper and comes up with a great sketch with lots of money signs and descriptive words like nice, friendly, etc (which I was glad to see that this was his take on what a rapper should be)

I didn't see it right away when he turned it in, but when I was looking through them later I found a small but BIG mistake.

At the top of the page he had attempted to write the position of his puppet....rapper

But instead, he forgot one letter and this is how it was spelled....


Needless to say, even if his rapper is now a raper, his puppet looks awesome  complete with a bling necklace and sideways hat...when he's finished I'll have to post pics.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Don't punch Art Work!

So  I know it has been a little while since I have written, but student teaching has been very time consuming, especially when we were getting ready for the GIANT art show that was tonight!

I have learned a lot from my young students and I thought I would share some of it with you....definitely facts everyone should know....

My cooperating teacher was talking to the students about the art show and how the school was going to be like a museum and how they should treat the art work and act at the art show.

Teacher: What should we not do to the art at the art show?

Student: Don't touch it

Another students raises their hand

Student 2: Don't punch it!

and another

Student 3: Don't pinch it

Lesson 1: Long story short don't touch, punch or pinch art work.

Lesson 2: Pipe cleaners look like snakes, tigers, bears AND bats.....who knew!?!?!?

Lesson 3: Thorough directions don't always cut it....see story below

The teacher gave a demonstration on how to make a sculpture by sticking pipe cleaners, beads, old pens and other thing into styrofoam.....basically they have a lot of freedom to stick a bunch of stuff in styrofoam to create a pretty cool looking sculpture.  After the demo the students go back to their seats to start working

A student sticks one pipe cleaner in the middle of his foam piece walk up to the teacher and says, "I'm done, now what?"

This same student was having a pretty rough day in art and was asked to return to his seat several times...I think he kind of gets in trouble a lot :(  The next morning we see him and another extremely cute little girl walking down the hall together and she says, "Larry's said he's going to get it together."

Lesson 4: Kindergartners=Hilarity