Seen and heard today from my 8th graders:

  • Oh! You mean you actually wanted us to read the story?
  • Can I get a progress report to take to my probation officer?
  • I didn't bite her, she bit herself! Okay, I bit her, but she shouldn'ta put her hand in my face.
  • written in a student's essay: The reason why I love my friends is because they support me for who I am. They do not care that I am biosexual [sic] and love me just for me.
  • Seriously! That cheeseburger just flew out of my hand.
  • Mrs. B, I'm going to be absent tomorrow because I have to have an autopsy to figure out what's wrong with my stomach.
  • Tomorrow we don't have school because it's veterinarian's day, right? I don't get what's so special about veterinarians that we get a whole day off for it, but whatever. At least we don't have school tomorrow.

It's only Monday, people. And you wonder why I'm the Terminator?

14 Comments

  1. Kate on November 10, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    With 5 cats and 2 dogs, my veterinarian is pretty special to me. I'd like a day off work to honor her. Well, as long as it was a paid day off.



  2. Kristin on November 10, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Oh my f*cking gawd…I don't know how you stay sane trying to teach them.



  3. Moxie on November 10, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Kristin – "sanity" is a relative term 'round these parts nowadays. πŸ™‚ I actually think I'm going nuckin' futz.



  4. erin on November 10, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    Biosexual? An etymology unit may seriously be called for with these 8th graders.

    2 weeks until Thanksgiving. Perhaps things will change come December…perhaps.



  5. Alicia on November 10, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    I remeber the good old days when the questions posed in grade 8 were things like, I wonder if I should hold his hand in public, ahhhh big step!

    It seems the youths of today have changed??



  6. SAHW on November 10, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    Loll…one of the ongoing joys of teaching…you never know what they'll come up with next. πŸ™‚



  7. Kristen on November 10, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    Hahaha- I would laugh all day!



  8. Io on November 10, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Man, I wish *I* had Veterinarians Day off…



  9. anymommy on November 10, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Biosexual is my favorite new word. And, that cheeseburger totally slipped.



  10. Stacie on November 10, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    LMAO….those were great! Please tell me that wasn't all in one day?!

    I totally have Veterinarian's Day off tomorrow!



  11. Denene@MyBrownBaby on November 10, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    Oh snap–that's hysterical. I hope you're planning on putting those in a book somewhere… priceless.



  12. SCY on November 11, 2008 at 8:17 am

    Hehehe, 8th graders are about 12 years old right? (we use a different schooling system here in SA)

    I love the autopsy comment and you know those cheeseburgers are slippery buggers πŸ˜‰



  13. nancy on November 11, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    lol. LOVE them. Especially "Mrs. B, I'm going to be absent tomorrow because I have to have an autopsy to figure out what's wrong with my stomach." Poor kid!



  14. Nancy on November 11, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    You gotta read my response to your comment on my blog. Yay for your answers! (i'm easily amused.)