Friday, August 8, 2008

Kiddie Quotes from this Week

Apparently, the week off recharged the random funniness of my students. Here are a few of my favorite things I've heard from them this week:

Me: "What is your dream for the future?"
Anne: "I want to be Angelina Jolie!"
Patrick: "I want to be Steven Spielberg!"

Amy: "Harry, be quiet!"
Me: "Thank you, Amy."
Amy: "You are most welcome, Teacher."
(Amy is a four-year-old kindergartner)

Me: "What do you never eat?"
Steve: "I never eat onions, cheese, or Ray!"

Me: "So what do you think is scary?"
Lucy: "Teacher, elephant is scary. You sleeping and elephant sit and ouch!"

Me: "Do you think a dragon is scary?"
Kevin: "No, teacher."
Me: "What about a fire-dragon?"
Kevin: (considering it) "No....I throw water."

Me: "What is your hobby, Minnie?"
Minnie: "My hobby is hitting my sister."

Patrick: "Teacher, what is 'special talent'?
Me: "A talent is something you are good at, like maybe dancing, or singing, or playing soccer. They want to know what you can do best."
Angie: "Jamie's special talent is making Stephanie-Teacher say 'Jamie, sit down!'"

Me: "How are you today?"
Jamie: "I am extremely sizzling today!"

(I had E3-C write new lyrics to one of their songs - one of my best ideas, as the kids were practicing grammer and vocab, but having a blast at the same time.)
Me: "Okay, so what does she always do?"
Steve: "She always plays computer games in the ghost-house!"
Toby: "She always eats small rabbits!"

Me: "How do you feel today, Robin?"
Robin: "I am crazy muggy today, Teacher."

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"Passage—immediate passage! the blood burns in my veins! Away, O soul! hoist instantly the anchor!
Cut the hawsers—haul out—shake out every sail!
Have we not stood here like trees in the ground long enough?
Have we not grovell’d here long enough, eating and drinking like mere brutes?
Have we not darken’d and dazed ourselves with books long enough?

Sail forth! steer for the deep waters only!
Reckless, O soul, exploring, I with thee, and thou with me;
For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared to go, And we will risk the ship, ourselves and all.

O my brave soul!
O farther, farther sail!
O daring joy, but safe! Are they not all the seas of God?
O farther, farther, farther sail!"

~Walt Whitman, "Passage to India"