…Or, Kids Really DO Say the Darndest Things!
I’ve been creating this lovely little collection over the past few months. Mostly, it is my students making fun of me. : )
I know I haven’t had one in a while but, it’s a nice lighthearted change of pace from my sometimes heavy posts. Post about conversations of inequity in science coming soon!! Hope you enjoy!
Conversation overheard between two senior girls:
Girl 1: Ms K’s dress is really cute today.
Girl 2: It looks like a teacher’s dress.
Girl 1: Well, she is a teacher. But she always dresses so cute.
Girl 2: It looks good on her because she is thin.
Girl 1: Well, when I’m her age, if I’m still thin I want to dress like her. She dresses really young.
Girl 2: That’s because she is really young.
Girl 1: Not she’s not!
Girl 2 (shouting): Ms K!! “T” called you old!
A student from the soccer team:
Oh! Don’t make Coach K mad, she’ll give you her evil squinty cat eyes!
After I made a cheesy science joke, one young lady made this comment (in a very kind, understanding tone of voice):
Yeah, you would think that is funny, Ms K.
When I wore glasses to school for the fourth or fifth time this year:
Student: I didn’t know you wore glasses!
Me: Yes you did, because last time I wore them, you told me I looked ugly in them.
Student: Oh, well I think I just meant that I wish they were more square-shaped.
I told my students that the Third Law of Thermodynamics is my favorite because I love entropy and then they called me a nerd. Later that same class, a student made a joke about entropy and they all laughed.
Student: “Ms K, you are turning us ALL into nerds!”
Me [silently in my head]: Exactly : )
When I wished one of my students a happy Monday off (for MLK day):
Student: Thank you! You, too. Are you going to sleep in on your day off?
Me: Yeah, I’ll probably sleep in until 7:30 or 8.
Student [very sarcastically]: Oh, wow! 7:30 or 8?! Your boyfriend gonna be like, ‘Ms K! Sleeping in til 7:30! Wow!’
Me [silently in my head]: Yes, because my boyfriend calls me Ms K.
Conversation between two students who are not doing work:
Me: Why aren’t you working on this?
Student 1 [not doing work]: You didn’t tell us what to do?
Student 2 [also not doing work]: Yes she did, she told us exactly what to do, you just weren’t listening.
Me [smiling and walking away] thinking, I love it when kids do my job for me.
After another student made a comment about me being old:
Ms K isn’t that old. She’s probably like my mamma’s age and my mamma isn’t that old. I do pull out some gray hairs for her sometimes, but she is still really beautiful. Just like Ms K.
Stuck in traffic on a school bus with the boys soccer team for over an hour [this is part of a 45 minute discussion about which super hero would win when paired up in various fights to the death]:
The Powerpuff Girls! Can’t nobody beat them, I don’t care what ya’ll say!
While learning about conservation of energy:
What kind of energy is it if I punch “O” in the face? That’s kinetic energy, right?!
Conversation between students in my Physics class:
Student 1: Ms K, what music do you listen to?
Me: All kinds of music.
Student 1: But, like, what’s your favorite song?
Student 2: Ms K doesn’t listen to music. She listens to audio books about Physics.
Funny things you’ve heard your students say in school? Share them in the comments below!