Thursday, January 26, 2012

.pack your bags and get to class.

Lunch Room

6th grader: (in the tune of 'Two Tickets to Paradise') "We've got five minutes 'til class starts..."

My jaw drops.

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Lunch Table

6th grader: (to me) I had a dream that you were with our class at The Original Pancake House."

Me: "I love that place!"

6th grader: "Yeah, you ordered this weird stuff there. You ordered raw hot sewage and a drink called Stumpler."

Me: "Are you sure it was me?"

6th grader: "Oh, yeah! It was you. You were wearing that shirt, too!"

Me: "I don't know, I never have Stumpler with breakfast foods."

6th grader: "What is Stumpler?"

Me: "I have no idea."

Friday, January 13, 2012

.baklava with meat.

I am with a group of students brainstorming ideas for meals to make at a community service site

7th grader: "We should make baklava."

Me: "Oh yeah, that sounds great!"

6th grader: "We should put meat in it, too!"

Me: "I think they already make those."

8th grader: (surprised) "Really?!"

Me: "Yeah, they're called Hot Pockets."

Everyone loses it.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

.snow baby.

Outside on the field

Me: "Hey everyone, just to remind you, (pointing to the opposite side of the field) that corner of the field is designated as the 'snowball area'. So if you are thinking of throwing any type of snowball, move to that area."

6th grader: (shows me a small snowball) "This isn't a snowball. It is a baby ball."

They throw the snowball against a brick wall and a small baby figurine falls out of it on impact.

6th grader: (with a big grin) "See!!!"

Friday, January 6, 2012

.more chuck.

Listening to Chuck Berry after school in the Computer Lab

8th grader: "Chuck Berry sounds as good as pumpkin pie."

Thursday, January 5, 2012

.play chuck.

After School in Computer Lab

Me: "Want to listen to some music?"

8th grader: "Sure!"

Me: "What are you in the mood for? Something chill? rock and roll? ambient? foreign?"

8th grader: "Chuck Berry."

Me: "MY DUDE!"

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

.dinner time.

Lunch Room

6th grader: "Every dinner I have from now on has to be Chili Mac."

.welcome back to school.

Lunch Room

A 3rd grade class lines up to get lunch at the hot lunch line. One of the students reads the menu, looks down the line, puts fist in the air and exclaims, "KALE!"