The funny short sayings these first graders come up with are things I would never EVER think of in a million years! My little people are so sweet, smart, innocent and honest.
We were practicing our play, The Little Red Hen …
In the play, Weesie plays the part of the noisy yellow duck. But she couldn’t read the bottom of her page. The ink was too light for her to see.
“Look, Teacher,” she said. “This part of my page didn’t show up!”
Speaking of the play of The Little Red Hen, here's another special video treat for you and your first grader ... from Walt Disney, 1934!
I told Amy that I liked her rings. She had one on every finger of both her little hands.
“Yes, I know,” she said, pointing to the ring with a crystal clear stone. “See this ring right here?”
There was pride in her voice. “This one here is the first, real fake ring my daddy EVER bought me!”
At our school we have volunteers who come to help our students with their reading vocabulary. We call it our foster grandparents' reading program.
They flash the reading vocabulary word cards to first graders who may need the extra help.
This is of tremendous value because the students not only learn their new words faster, but they also enjoy the special attention they receive from their so-called foster grandparents.
Today the volunteers had just left whenever Stevie’s dad arrived.
As Stevie and his dad were leaving, I heard Stevie say …
“I want to buy my teachers a present … Oh, yeah, get one for that flashing granny, too!”
After school ...
I went into the hallway to make a visual display of the children’s artwork.
Tommy was there, slouched against the wall. I knew that his parents were having a conference with his older brother’s teacher.
“Hey, Tommy,” I said, “will you come help me with this artwork? Just hand me these pictures, one-at-a-time, and I’ll tape them here on the wall.”
“I don’t know,” he said, scratching his head. “I’m on my break, right now.”