I have been coming in for teachers who are sick or have emergencies that require them to take a day off.
Here are some of my encounters with young primary kids (Grades/Year 1,2,3)
“Miss, I want you to know that Samantha cannot run in gym because she has
had her tonsils out.”
2. “Miss, I have designed this great idea to make baseball harder.
There is a field force at each base. The runner has to bend his back
and fit through a space if he is to reach the base.”
3. “Miss, can you help me get ready for home?”
Nicholas: “I can’t undo the knot in my shoe.
Me: “Let me help.”
Nicholas: “Miss, you told us stories about your adventures in Australia
with koalas and kangaroos.”
Me: “Yes, I did. Did you enjoy them?”
Nicholas: “I really liked them. Could you tell us more?”
Me: “Well, maybe if I come to your class again.”
Nicholas: “What if you gave me your phone number and we could
talk about more of your adventures?”
Me: “I am not allowed to give out my phone number.”
Nicholas. “O.K, so how about giving me your home number?”
Me: “I’m not allowed to do that, so maybe I will come back.”
Nicholas: “I hope so. My teacher doesn’t speak about kangaroo!”
4. student: “John cannot eat peanuts. If he does – he gets sick. He gets
so sick that you have to phone for an ambulance.
Me. “Has this ever happened?”
Student: “I don’t think so, but we all have to be prepared.”
5. Student: “Miss, have you ever had a wish and wanted it to come true?”
Student: “Me, too!’
6. Student: “Did you ever wish that you could fly away when things got
Student: “Oh, that must have been a lot of times! I’m not that bad!”