Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Lunch Table

talking about a boy who is good at basketball

6th grader 1: "What nickname would you give him?"

6th grader 2: " 'He's Out Of My League', because every time I play him, he goes right past me."

Monday, May 24, 2010

.passport please.

Eating lunch outside
12:35 pm

6th grader 1: "Where is the weirdest place you've been?"

6th grader 2: "Vermont."

Me: "Why is that?"

6th grader 2: "Well, number one, I didn't know it existed. And number two, I thought it was in Canada."

Friday, May 21, 2010

.becoming self aware.

Study Hall
2:45 pm

It is completely silent in the classroom. A student has an electronic dictionary that allows a person to type in words or phrases and it repeats what you type in a robot voice.

Out of nowhere, I hear in a robot voice, "TEACH ME TO LOVE."

Thursday, May 20, 2010

.a good man.

Study Hall

Me: "Please respect the people around you by being quiet."

6th grader: "A quiet people are good people."

Me: "Amen."

class giggles

.exploring structures.

Me: "That bag is as big as you!"

6th grader: "Yeah, I know! Well, I think I have rope and stuff in my bag for climbing up statues."

.bucket list.

6th grader 1: "What would be the first thing on your bucket list?"

6th grader 2: "What is a bucket list?"

6th grader 1: "It is a list of things that you would do the last day on earth."

6th grader 2: "Hack NASA!"

.mind games.

Me: "Go and see if they got out of class, and come back to tell us what you saw."

6th grader leaves and comes back two minutes later

6th grader: "I didn't see them, but I have a pretty wild imagination."

Me: "So you may have seen them."

6th: "No, I didn't see a thing."

.the right name.


6th grader: "If your name is Flavor Flav, you should not be making music."

.the set up.

Lunch Table

Me: "Wow, that hot dog looks like it is busting out of that bun!"

6th grader whispers to his friend, they both start laughing.

Me: "What did you say?"

6th grader that whispered: "Nothing."

Me: "Ok, so it probably wasn't school appropriate?"

other 6th grader: "Well, Mr. Kimball, you kind of set yourself up for that one."

.tear jerker.

Home Room
8:15 am

6th grader 1: "I am going to have a party at my house this week."

6th grader 2: "Will there be a bowl of Warheads?"

6th grader 1: "I once put two in my mouth and started to cry, it was amazing!"

6th grader 3: "I put four in my mouth once."

6th grader 1: "Did you die?!........ I can't believe you didn't die!!"

Monday, May 17, 2010

repeat offender

Lunch Table

6th grader: "Yeah, my friend, Trevor is hilarious! He is in first grade for the second time! He's taking it again!"

Friday, May 14, 2010


Stretching on the sidewalk outside of school before a benefit 5k run/walk.
10:15 am

6th grader 1: "I heard some Guatemalans don't stretch."

6th grader 2: "My Dad knew this Guatemalan that got shot."

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

angry mother's day

8:12 am

6th grader: "I got my Mom a water bottle for Mother's Day, she was pissed that it wasn't filled when I gave it to her."

Friday, May 7, 2010



1:50 pm

8th grader enters bathroom, then starts laughing.

Me: "What is so funny?"

8th grader: "I think it is funny when I see people I know in the bathroom. I don't know it is just funny."

Me: "Okay."

perfect saturday

8:15 am

Teacher: "What would be your perfect Saturday?"

6th grader: "I would wake up late, eat breakfast, invite a friend over and spray each other with hoses."

search engine

Lunch Room

6th grader: "I googled, 'Find Osama Bin Laden'. It came back saying that this search has not been found in 10 years."

Me: "Really?"

6th grader: "No"

Me: "Thank You."

Monday, May 3, 2010

extra mayo, please

8:15 am
6th grade Homeroom

6th grader: "I don't like mayonnaise on anything."

other 6th grader: "What?! Mayonnaise is the sugar of condiments!"