Tuesday, March 29, 2011


From the back seat of the car...

Abby: Monkeys are really smart. They're practically human.

Amelia: They're not practically human. They just have hands.

Abby: No, they're really smart! I saw one sneeze and then wipe his nose with a tissue.

Abby: Octopusses are the smartest animals. They can climb into a box, lock it, and then climb into a smaller box, and then figure out how to get out again.

Abby: But monkeys can hold onto to trees with their tails! It's like having three hands.

Amelia: Whales are smarter. They have huge brains, and their own language.

Mom: Elephants are really smart, too.

Abby: I know. They can play soccer. I saw it on TV.

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An exchange with my new student, who I will call Sam...

Mrs. B: Hey, Sam, what did you have for breakfast this morning?

Sam: Granola Bar.

Mrs. B: Well, it made you even smarter today, because you're doing an awesome job on those comprehension questions. You should eat a granola bar for breakfast every day. Your brain likes them.

The next morning...

Sam: Hey, Mizz B...look! (Pulls three granola bars from his pocket.) I bought them with my own money. I'm gonna rock your world today.

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Another student exchange...

Kate: Mrs. B, can I ask you a question?

Mrs. B: Of course.

Kate: How is your coffee this morning?

Mrs. B: It's fine, thanks.

Kate: I'm glad to hear that because I have some bad news...

Mrs. B: What's that?

Kate: I'm going to Harry Potter world and my parents said I can't take you with me.


  1. This is made of awesome. Conversation #2 should be pinned to your board to remind you that even in your hardest moments with the hardest kids you do right by those students every day.

    And #3 is adorable.(Also supports how much your students respond to you even if you think they aren't listening.)

  2. These are hilarious. Keep these coming. You should assemble a big collection of these.

  3. giggle, giggle, giggle -I love it! Thanks for the smile and insight into your world :)