I love teaching kids because I get invited into their amazing interesting worlds! I’m always laughing at the things they say because either a) it’s funny! b) it’s so bizarre. If I’m laughing because of reason a, I feel cool. If it’s reason b, I feel like I’m not cool enough to understand. haha
I get about 50 random one-liner notes from my kids in a week. They love using ‘robust words’ in their notes because I’ll give them 5 table points per word if they use it correctly.
Me: Chatty mangoes?
1st Grader: [Proud] Yes
Me: Do you know what chatty means?
1st Grader: Chatty means you talk a lot.
Me: Mangoes talk?
1st Grader: [Are you crazy look…]
Me: What? Wait, what? HAHHA. Alright, I’ll give you 5 points.
Me: Can you read the sentence out loud?
1st Grader: Years later, after many jobs, Lincoln became a liar.
1st Graders: O.O *GASP*
Me: No, no! It says lawyer. Remember he’s Honest Abe!