Saturday, April 23, 2022

Funny Kid Friday- Stealth Mode

 Well, I got a chuckle this week and I'll share it today as a Funny Kid Story.

As we were headed out to one of our Specials this week, the kidpeople were a bit chatty lining up, so I told them, in a dramatic whisper, that we needed to get into "Stealth mode" and be "ninjas." (This is a little teacher trick I keep up my sleeve because it is fun and works every time to bring down the noise level.) I gave them the challenge of getting past the office, where our school secretary sits, without her knowing we were there. 

We headed out, very hushed and tiptoeing. Much to my surprise, when we reached the big office window, as if on cue, they all dropped to their knees and crept along! I glanced at our secretary, and after her face registered puzzlement, she started cracking up. She giggled so hard I thought she was going to fall off her chair, and I too, had a hard time keeping a straight face. 

As each kiddo passed the window they stood back up, and continued tiptoeing down the hall. Anyone watching would have thought we had practiced that a dozen time. I gave them thumbs up as they filed into the art room. 

Hope you have as much fun with your kids as I do! Let me know if you got a grin. 

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Funny Kid Friday x 2– Don't Interrupt the Teacher and I'm a Good Cutter

Well, folks, it has been a while, but my kidpeople were especially funny this week, and I gotta share. Besides, you probably need a chuckle.

Don't Interrupt the Teacher

Me: I have an important lesson, kidpeople, so listen up.  
       Blah blah...

Irene: puts hand in air

Me: Irene, it is listening time now. You can ask at the end.  
       Blah blah...

Irene: puts hand in air again

Me: Not now, Irene. In a few minutes.  
       Blah blah...

Irene: puts hand in air again

Me: frowny teacher face  
       Blah blah blah blah....
       Okay, so I think some of you have questions... Irene?

Irene:  You HAD a stink bug on your shoulder, but NOW it crawled inside your sweater.

Me: 🙄

I'm a Good Cutter

We were going to do a little Valentine project which started with a red heart. So I held up the small red paper, showed them the heart shape printed on it, and started to cut it out. 

Realizing this was a good time for a quick review of the steps to cutting, which many of my kidpeople still need to hear, I began. 

"When we cut, the hand that is holding the paper is the one that moves... I am sort of driving my paper so that the line is always there by the scissors... The scissors just need to open and close, open and close, and cut on the line... I can hold my scissors pretty still, right here. 

Do I need to stick my elbow up in the air? (something that many of them do) No. 

Do I need to twist my scissor hand this way and that? (something else that many of them do) No."

I finish cutting and hold up my heart. 


They break out in wild applause!


I stood up and took a bow.

And people wonder why I love five year olds.... 

Have a GREAT one, folks.

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