Thursday, February 17, 2011

Valentine's Day in the eye of 3rd grade beholders...

We actually had a pretty enjoyable day on Monday.  I got lots of sweet gifts and yummy treats, but the best part were the random comments:

Student:  "Ms. Teacher, I don't like Valentine's Day."

Me:  "Why?"

Student:  "Because I feel sorry for all the single people.  They're unhappy until they can find a date."

(while sorting candy hearts alphabetically)

Student:  "Ms. Teacher, what does 'be true' mean?" (holds up candy heart)

Me:  (trying to put it in 3rd grade terms)  "Well, it means 'be yourself'!"

Student:  "But Ms. Teacher, I can't be myself!  If I'm myself then I'll never get the girl!"

Me:  (turning away to hide chuckle)

(while playing Word-O with word wall words--except if they get 3 words in a row they call out "I love you!" instead of BINGO!)

Me:  (calling out 7th or 8th word during 1st round)  "Heart."

Student:  (jumping up and down and waving arms in the air)  "I LOVE YOU!! I LOVE YOU, MS. TEACHER!!! I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOOOOOOOUUUU!!!"

Me:  (doubled over in uncontrollable laughter)