I don’t make this stuff up. I just write it down.
Student: Do you want to see my bruise?
Me: Not really.
Student: No really you have to see it.
(pulls up pants leg)
Me: What happened?
Student: I got kicked by a deer.
Student: It was a fawn trapped in our fence and I was trying to get it out.
Me: Did you get it out?
Me: Back to math.
Student: Last year I used to be able to guess correctly on math multiple choice tests without doing any work.
Me: Not anymore.
Student: You sent us a remind text in the middle of church.
Me: Your phone should be on airplane mode during church.
Student: We learned how to fly fish in English class today.
Me: 10 o’clock, 2 o’clock, 10 o’clock, 2 o’clock.
Student: It is amazing how much you know.
Me: It is mind boggling even for me.
Student: Can you give me some more practice for the quiz?
Me: Did you finish the circuit?
Me: Finish the circuit.
Me: Where is J?
Students: He’ll be here. His cows got out.
Student: I wanted to hug you during the ACT on Saturday!
Student: Because the math was so easy!
Me: The math was easy? Or, was it easy for you?
Student: It was easy for all of us because of you.
Me: I am going to the big national math convention in New Orleans at the end of the week. 8000+ math teachers. Nerd Fest.
Students: Are you presenting?
Me: Haha. No.
Me: My friend and I always said we would never marry someone unless s/he knew what a Möbius Strip was.
Student: Is that a first date question?
Me: It depends if you are interested in getting married.
Do you have a teacher / student exchange you’d like to share? Comment below!
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So it looks like it worked? Sorry your first email went into my jumk folder. JUNK FOLDER?!?!?!?
Kim Kimberlyskoch@comcast.net http://www.linkedin.com/in/kimberlyskoch
From: Virge Cornelius — Jedi Master Reply-To: Virge Cornelius — Jedi Master Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014 7:07 PM To: Kimberly Koch Subject: [New post] Conversations with My Students 1.0
WordPress.com virgecornelius posted: “I don’t make this stuff up. I just write it down. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Student: Do you want to see my bruise? Me: Not really. Student: No really you have to see it. (pulls up pants leg) Me: What happened? Student: I got k”
Thanks for the moral support!
I had these two students, Faruk and Anton, when I was teaching 7th grade in San Francisco the 1990s. They were best friends. Always together. One day on the playground they got into a big fight. By the time I got over to them they were rolling around on the ground punching each other all over and everyone was standing around them in a circle screaming “FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!” I pulled them off of each other and walked Faruk to the other side of the playground and this is the exchange we had:
Me: Faruk, what’s up? You and Anton are buds? What happened?
Faruk: He said I didn’t have a life.
Haha. There is always at least one fight per year on a bus between two best friends.
Don’t forget about cotox fish!
Gah! Cotox fish! Some things are better off forgotten! Glad you are enjoying these posts, KB!