Wednesday, September 29, 2010

.the color.

Walking through the 1st grade hallway.

Teacher: "What color is this?"

1st grader class: "ORANGE!"

1st grader: "No, it is a clementine."

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

.google that thang.

Middle School Computer Lab

6th grader runs into the lab.

6th grader: "Mr. K, can you look up the song that goes 'da da da da da da da da da da'. No, that is 'Kids', how does it go? Oh yeah 'da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da'. Look it up, K!"

Me: "What are you talking about? I am confused."

6th grader: "You know how you can look up lyrics by putting in words? You can do the same with da's."

Me: "I don't believe that."

as I am typing in 'da's' Google instant starts pulling up the song we are looking for. It is Peter, Bjorn & John's - Young Folks.

6th grader: "THAT'S IT! I told you!!"

Me: "This is unreal."

Monday, September 27, 2010

.finger fencing.

Middle School Computer Lab

6th grader: "Mr. Kimball you want to finger fence?"

Me: "Sure"

6th grader: "Wouldn't it be crazy if we finger fenced and I put you in an arm bar?"

Me: "Yeah you would have to climb up me though and simultaneously drag me to the ground."

6th grader: "Like this!" (climbs up my leg and pulls me to the ground, but with no success)

Me: "Nope."

Monday, September 20, 2010

.international flavor.

6th grade hallway

Everyone is leaving for the day. Students are rushing off to sports practices and games. One student passes me in a rush.

6th grader: "Schnitzel, I'm going to be late!"

Me: "Excuse me?"

6th grader: "It's German food, Mr. Kimball."

.name game.

Middle School computer lab

7th grade girl: "Mr. Kimball, are you sure your name isn't Kevin? Because you look just like Kevin."

Me: "Who is Kevin?"

7th grade girl: "He announced the talent show at camp."

Me: "I'll let you know when I change it."

7th grade girl: "You should."

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

.the best is yet to come.

12:22 pm

This young man was walking back to the lunch table alone when he said this. It was directed at no one in particular.

5th grader passing me: (finger pointed in the air) "This is the best, being in fifth grade!!"

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

.city limits.


a co-worker and myself are talking to each other when a third grader approaches us to say hi to us. We are both over 6'4''.

co-worker: "Hey, what's up?!"

3rd grader: (straining her neck) "I just entered Tall City."

Friday, September 10, 2010

.be gone.


Middle School Hallway

7th grader to me: "YOU ARE TOO TALL FOR THIS SCHOOL!"

Me: "What do you mean?!"


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

back from summer vacation

Hey followers,

Just wanted to let you know that we have two days until the start of the 2010-2011 school year. Looking forward to anonymously documenting this group of amazing students here at the school I work at.

Just to remind everyone, these are real students and real quotes.