Conversations with My Students 1.0

I don’t make this stuff up.  I just write it down.

This sums it up.

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.
Me:  WTW?
Student:  It was a fawn trapped in our fence and I was trying to get it out.
Me:  Did you get it out?
Student: Yes!
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?
Student:  No.
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!
Me:  Why?
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!

6 thoughts on “Conversations with My Students 1.0

  1. So it looks like it worked? Sorry your first email went into my jumk folder. JUNK FOLDER?!?!?!?


    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 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”

  2. 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.

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