Thursday, April 30, 2009

Paper jam.

I know, I's been like 30 days and no post. Not gonna almost-third-graders are VERY careful about what they say. In first grade, it was all or nothing, say anything, etc.

We are SO over being "little" kids. We're smart, big kids...or so we think.

However, leave it to my wonderful Little J to break the mold and not care what others think.

We have been laboriously researching and typing our findings in the computer lab (did you know it takes an average eight-year-old approximately three hours to type a paragraph?).

Anyway, Little J finished his typing today. I promptly sent the document to the printer which promptly sent back the message "paper jam: document failed to print."

Me: "Ugh. Another paper jam!"

Little J: "Oh no! Paper jam! Who would put jam in that printer? Is there jam on my paper? How did this happen?"


Mike Rush said...


I just came across your blog through Jen Barney's A Teaching Life. I love what you've got going here. I laughed out loud twice in your post, both at an 8 year-olds' speed typing stats, but also the punch line ending. I hope to read great stuff from your classroom this year. I've put you in my blog roll, maybe you'll get some traffic through me.

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The Creative Lady said...

Funny story! Isn't it amazing what we hear from the little ones? Priceless.