Friday, December 21, 2007

Bat Ears

I apologize to you all, my blog readers, for not publishing anything lately. Lots to do right now!

Perhaps this story will make up for it.

Today was our class Christmas party. You know when you were a kid and you used to catch bugs in a jar and then shake them up to get them all frazzled?

I swear, somebody shook my classroom today.



So we were playing a game where I had to whisper clues to a kid that was off to the side of the rest of the class. I whispered so quietly that it was impossible for anyone to hear me. When I came back to join the rest of the class, one of my boys said, "We couldn't hear anything you said!"

I said, "Yeah, I know...that was the point!"

Then another little guys said, "Yeah, but I betcha my mom could hear you even though she's at home. My dad says she has ears like a bat."


I can picture my next phone call home: "Hi, Mrs. M. I hear you have ears like a bat."

Don't you wonder what your students tell their parents about YOU?

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Tooth Fairy Theories.

I've learned that kids have all kinds of theories about the tooth fairy. Here is what I was informed of yesterday at lunch:

1. The tooth fairy is magical. Dentists are not.
2. When you lose a tooth, the tooth fairy keeps it until your "new" tooth is ready to grow in the spot. When your "new" tooth grows in, it is ACTUALLY your old tooth that the tooth fairy put back in that place--only bigger.
3. Molars are lucky...but we don't know why.
4. The cleaner the tooth, the more money you'll get.
5. Dentists only make fake teeth. The tooth fairy's teeth are REAL.

My kids just could not BELIEVE I didn't know this stuff already. ;o)

Friday, December 7, 2007

In the Jungle

I will open by saying this post won't be my funniest...I'll deliver some funnier ones again, but this is just cute...and a pleasant way to end my day.

Do your best to picture this.

I am the LUCKIEST teacher in the world in that I have the best prep period ever: Friday at 2:20 until the end of the day.


Today during my prep I'm relaxing at my desk after a very active day and I hear a kid across the hall sing:

"In the jungle, the mighty jungle..."

And then a few more:

"...the lion sleeps the jungle..."

And then, MOST of the class joins in:

"...the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight...


It just cracks me up that ONE of them can start something and they all do this case, it was cute.

It's not always cute...


Tuesday, December 4, 2007


This is just horrible to say, but I really hate loose teeth. I have no idea why, but they really gross me out. And as we all know, first graders just come with loose teeth.



We went on a field trip to a play this morning...quite a fancy play, if you will...a couple of my kiddos were dressed up in little sweaters, etc. Cute.

Apparently during the play one of my kids pulled out one of his loose teeth. Of course, as all kids are when a loose tooth is freed, he was elated. In fact, he was so happy, he gave his lost tooth to his cousin to show off to everyone she could find...including me.


So then my little ones and I got into a discussion about teeth. A couple of comments followed, including, but not limited to:

"I've lost four teeth."

"I haven't lost any, but I have one that wiggles!"

"Mrs. Overman, the tooth fairy turns your teeth into money. You should like loose teeth!"


And my favorite comment from a little guy missing all FOUR front teeth:

"Man, I just really hope my teeth grow in for Christmas."

This kid must have special plans to bite some stuff this holiday season...