Wingman: A Wingman is a guy you bring along with you on singles outings that helps you out with the women.

Overheard two 2nd grade boys:

1-"The new girl wants to kiss me"
2- "Want me to beat her up?"

I think boy #1 may want to find a new wingman...

It's all Walmart's fault

Sometimes 6th graders' thinking and insight impresses me and takes me by surprise. Then they keep talking.

6th grade boy: "I think I know how the world will end. We are going to run out of natural resources - like gasoline"

Me: "Tell me more..."

Boy: "When we run out of gas, people won't be able to get to Walmart. Then they'll get angry and
kill everyone."

Maybe that was my fault for "tell me more".

Just One Look

I'm not bragging or anything but I'm pretty sure I've perfected one"look" that says several things:

*Stop running in the hall
*Yep - I saw that
*That's a warning
*Don't even think about it
*Put the stick/rock/sand down
*Did you really just say that?
*You DO know I know your mother, right?

Just to mention a few :)

he said, she said, no I didn't, yes you did.

I spent a good 15 minutes (that's 1/2 of recess) helping to problem solve an issue with a group of 3rd graders. I led them as they accused, denied, bargained, negotiated, gave in, cried, apologized, acquiesced, and came up with new options.  In the end, they all left satisfied.  I don't know about them, but I was exhausted. As I walked away I knew it was worth the effort when I heard one boy say to another "that was a lot easier than I thought".

It did make me wonder though - what in the world was he expecting?


I noticed a group of kids going down our big, green, plastic slide this afternoon - yelling "ow -ow-ow" the whole way.  When they finished, they'd giggle and climb the stairs to do it again.  Finally I had to ask what they were doing. "Getting shocked!" I was told. And they went to do it yet again.  I struggled to make sense of this seemingly odd behavior but felt better when I rationalized they were just excited to learn about static electricity. Guess who's bringing in balloons for them to rub on their hair tomorrow :)

"Mrs Y - there's a girl stuck on the fence" should have been my clue that today was going to be an interesting day.

I know where it's at

Yep - got some points today when I told a kindergartner his batman water bottle was awesome.
 "You know who batman is??!"  
Even more points when I told him I saw the movie. 
If only every day was so easy :)
Woo hoo - back to school!