Sunday, May 22, 2011

A Compliment for the Teacher!

Overheard while the kids were working at their workshop stations this week...

Aiden: "Mrs. Cooper is hot!"

Hey, I'll take compliments where I can get them...even if it is from a 6 year old! :o)

Monday, January 31, 2011

Michael: "Mrs. Cooper, I asked for God to give my mom a baby brother cause I don't have a baby brother or sister."

Not quite sure his mom would appreciate that...

Early Retirement

Aiden: "I used to like macaroni and cheese. I don't like it anymore."
Me: "Why don't you like it anymore?"
Aiden: "I retired from it. My mom makes it with extra cheese, and it gives me the shivers."

Thursday, December 30, 2010

How they see God

While completing their morning work...

Jacob: "God is in the air."
Aiden: "And in our hearts."
Michael: "He made us."
Jacob: "He sees everything--like Santa."

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Momma Bird

While a naturalist is explaining to my class that the eggs she has will not hatch because the momma bird has left for the winter, Jacob turns and points at me, "Maybe you can lay the eggs!"


Payton: "A prom is a pretend wedding. My sister is going to the prom. She's hasing a boyfriend, and he asked her to go to a prom."

Friday, September 17, 2010

The First 7 Days...

Here are my favorite treasures from the first 7 days of the school year...

1. Briona: "Mr. Cooperman"...which has now evolved to "Mr. Cooper." At least we're making progress!

2. Olivia: "Justin Bieber is my boyfriend."

3. After getting a cut on his lip...Michael told me that his lip would heal by pointing to his knee where he has a huge scab from an old wound and said, "Jesus made it healed."

I think I'm in for an interesting year of hilarious quotes!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Big Kids have Bad Ears

While talking about going to first grade...

Emma: "When you get higher, you probably get meaner. 'Cause the big kids got bad ears."

Somehow, I think she's right! :)

Friday, May 28, 2010

Effin' Penguins!

We took the kindergartners on a trip to the zoo this week, so naturally we were doing a writing piece about zoo animals. My TA, Laurie, was working with Amaya, who was trying to write "penguin" but had written an F in the word. Laurie asked the girl where she heard the F in penguin trying to get her to realize that there isn't one. Meanwhile, the student I was working with, Jake, said, "F in penguin?! Where's the F in penguin?! There's no F in penguin." Which sounded like, "Effin' penguin?! Where's the effin' penguin?! There's no effin' penguin."

It made my day!