Kids Say: 1.0

Even before I was a teacher, I loved hearing “school stories” about kids and their innate cuteness.  But it took me a while after I became a teacher to realize that not everyone enjoyed hearing my “school stories” as much as I enjoyed telling them. Oh, they smiled and graciously “laughed,” but I knew that they didn’t appreciate it as much as I did…

So part of the reason I started this blog was to have an outlet for sharing my school stories. For those people like me that never get tired of hearing funny things 6 and 7 year olds say.   Every time I told my mom a school story, she would say over and over, “You really need to write this stuff down!” So I am.  8 years later, I finally am writing these things down.

Here’s the first installment of…

January was a short month for me in the classroom: Christmas break, 3 snow days, 2 meetings, 1 sick day with my baby and 4 days of not being in the classroom because my intern was solo teaching… So less time in the classroom, means less kid quotes.  But I think I still had a few gems this month…

After 8–yes 8!–snow days from December through the first week in January, one of my little boys said…

…why, yes, sweetie it does. Apparently Mother Nature wanted us to have a do-over…


Mr. brought my lunch by school {I left it at home} so I wouldn’t starve. When he walked in our classroom, I gave him a quick kiss on the cheek.  One of my kids said in her best surprised voice, 

 …*singing* I kissed a BOY and I liked it…


It’s literally 13 degrees outside with a windchill of 0 and I hear, “Mrs. Shaddock, 

…No.Words…


Heard repeatedly this month:


…it’s an all-time favorite.  Even if I am the only first grade teacher they’ve ever had.  It’s the reason I come back to school each day…


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