Sunday, February 22, 2009

Kids Write the Dardest Things

Grading papers is one of my least favorite things about my job. It seems as though the pile never ends. But every once in while I get a student who makes grading papers totally worth it. Here are a few mistakes students have made in the last couple of weeks that made me laugh out loud.

We read an article about Abraham Lincoln since this is the 200th anniversary of his birthday. While answering an open ended question about what Abraham Lincoln is remembered for one student wrote this:
"He is remembered for ending slavery and because he is 200 years old."
Do you think is a chance this kid thinks Abraham Lincoln is still alive and kicking?!

We made a movie poster for a novel we read called Loser. On the poster the students wrote a review of the book. When writing the words self esteem and student wrote
"self of steam"

This last one didn't come from my classroom. I went to a conference on Saturday and it was shared there. A first grade teacher gave her class a worksheet. There was one student in the class who was quite upset for getting yet another worksheet. So, the student decides to write a note to the teacher and leave it on her desk. This is what the note said:
i dont lik workshits
Keep in mind, when kids first learn to write their spelling is very inventive. You have to give the kids props for being phonetically correct!!

Maybe it is just a teacher thing, but I thought these incidents were hilarious and it is running into moments like these that make my job so enjoyable.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Cut the Cord

Yep, it’s time….time to cut the cord and move out of my parent’s house. I thoroughly enjoy the free rent, free food, but there comes a time when a girl needs to break herself from her parents and learn to survive on her own. The more I think about the more excited I get about the idea. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my parents and have a great relationship with them, but the time has come to leave. Now the hard part… finding somewhere to live and someone(s) to live with.