The middle school funnies have been on a roll lately. Sit back and prepare to be entertained today! 🙂
1. Several students were talking to me about the K-State game vs. Texas, which happened a couple weeks ago.
Student 1: “That was a tough loss.”
Me: “Oh, I know, especially after double overtime.”
Student 2: “That was probably especially tough since it was Bill Snyder’s birthday.”
Me: “Yes, not ideal for his birthday at all.”
Student 2: “Do you know how he took it since he’s your family and all?”
Me: (blank stare)
Me: “…You know, we’re not really related.”
Student 2: “What?”
Me: “We’re not really related.”
Student 2: “Not really…so you are like a little bit?”
Me: “No, not at all.”
Student 2: “What? I thought you were?”
Me: “I’ve said like ten times now that I’m not actually related to him. I was joking before. No relation- nada.”
Student 2: “Hmm..I must have missed that.”
2. Students were making a preposition word search in my class last week and then swapping with a partner to solve.
One student complained to me that he couldn’t even read the letters in his partner’s word search to solve it because the handwriting was too sloppy.
Student 1: “This word search is so sloppy I can’t even tell what is what. I can’t read anything with his bad handwriting.”
Student 2: “That was part of my strategy to make it tough. It’s like it’s in another font or something.”
3. This one is from awhile back but I forgot to share (I think! If I have already shared it, ignore this- ha! Teacher brain is bad these days.)
We were doing an adjective activity where students had to describe an object using only adjectives and their partner would guess what it was.
Student 1: (looks at picture of milk and thinks of how to describe it to his partner) “Okay, it’s white… chunky.”
I gave him a weird look when he said chunky.
The other student finally guessed correctly, and I went back over to talk to him.
Me: “Chunky??!! Milk isn’t chunky. It’s smooth.”
Student: “Hmm, I always thought it was chunky.”
Eek- I wonder what kind of milk he has been drinking. Yuck!
4. During spirit week, our Friday dress-up was “Couch Potato Day.”
My “Be nice!” student, AKA the boy who has the pet rats, AKA my comic relief of the year (love that kid!), wore a kangaroo onesie to school. The onesie even had a “baby kangaroo” head in the pouch part.
Me: “Wow, that looks so soft and comfy. I bet the pouch comes in pretty handy too.” 😉
Student: “Ya.” 🙂
Five minutes later, he came back up to my desk and said with a shy smile, “The pouch actually is very handy. I’ve been keeping all of my pencils in it today.”
What a sweetie.
5. Student: “Are you the youngest teacher in the whole middle school?”
Me: “No, I think Mr. Crow and Mrs. Foster are younger than me.”
Student: “Are you the youngest teacher on the sixth grade team?”
Me: “Yes, I am.”
Student: “You just look so young. What are you 20?”
Me: “No, I’d still be in college if I was 20!”
Student: “Well, are you like 25?”
Me: “There you go.”
Student.” Wow…SO young.”
(I wanted to say, “You know what’s young? Eleven.)
That’s it for this round! Hope you had a good laugh. 😉
Question of the Day: What is something that made you laugh today?