Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Another Day in Quotes

TEACHER: "You've only got three problems to finish. Come sit down, okay?"

STUDENT: "Miss Dooley? You know better than that!"
(After which he flopped onto the floor and refused to work.)


TEACHER: "Who can summarize what's happened in the novel so far?"

STUDENT: "Ooh! I can! He went to the thing and they said he -- he said he wanted to and they said he couldn't, and then, and then that one guy, he -- he flew back to the place and the one kid wanted taco chips and she got them at the store and he had wings."

(And, so help me, every other kid in the classroom understood what that meant.)


STUDENT WRITING: "I aet all the vechfebils."

(I was quite impressed by this try at "vegetables.")


And, my favorite:

STUDENT: "Miss Dooley, is it hard being real old?"


Jonathon Arntson said...

Man, who knew the taco chips would stand out?

KLM said...

Wait. Is that not how you spell vechfebils? Darn. I've been spelling it wrong all this time and I never knew it.

Heather Kelly said...


Marcia said...

You must have trouble keeping a straight face some days.


Thanks so much for reading my blog and thinking my story is fun. It really is. Isn't writing WONDERFUL.
Keep at your story. B

TerryLynnJohnson said...

This totally cracked me up! Thanks for sharing this window into the minds of young readers!

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

LOL! That last one really cracked me up!