Here are a few quick examples of why I love to teach:
Last week we were discussing our “sight words” during circle time. It’s a list of familiar words we need to know “when we see them” without sounding them out or thinking about them. I told my students I was going to add “we” to the list. Several of them chimed in with “I love that!”, “I have that!”, “We play that!” Our next lesson was the difference between “Wii” and “We”. J
One of the first grade students told his teacher there are four seasons: winter, spring, summer, and deer.
This is “F” week. During phonics yesterday I had to explain to my class that the funny looking picture next to “f” is a roll of film. I’ve also had to explain “top”, “record”, and “jacks” during corresponding weeks. The program definitely needs an upgrade soon.
During a story about Native Americans and bison I made the comment that they ate bisons, “just like we eat cows”. A look of horror came over one of my girls- “We eat cows?”
I told one of my girls that for homework I wanted her to stop being rude. She said, “My mom won’t let me practice that.”
I called one of my boys to me during recess. “Why do you think I called you over here?” “I don’t know. I was just pushing her into the fence.” “Is that against the rules?” “Yes.” “Then that explains it.” He just turned and went to the time-out table.