Oh the things that middle schoolers say.
Earlier this week, I overheard a 5th grade girl say: "I named him dark shadow in my mind."
I had to write it down. It was so funny and precious. She was talking about going to the pet store with her family and seeing a little black kitten.
I have told my students that I have VERY good hearing, since we are in a small room, I can almost always hear their conversations. Usually I try to tune out most of what they are saying since it doesn't involve me, but often I can hear them say stuff that isn't so nice and I have to decide whether or not to intervene.
At the beginning of the semester, I asked students to share some quotes with me....one unlikely boy raised his hand and said "I used to be sad that I had no shoes, until I saw a guy with no feet."
I definitely wrote that one down and I teared up in front of the class....because it really put things into perspective for me. It was particularly touching hearing it come from the boy that shared such a sweet quote with the class.
Last week, a table of mostly boys was arguing about cars. The girl at the table was annoyed with them and she said to me, "I will teach my nephews not to do that. I will turn them into drag queens." I'm not really sure if she knows what that really means, but she was furious with the boys.
Another girl, last semester was telling me about her Grandma Gloria. "Grandma Gloria's husband died, so now she needs some lovins."
I wish I would remember to write more stuff down, as these kids make me laugh so much!!
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