Thursday, May 20, 2010

Quotes speak for themselves.

Here are a few of the best student quotes that have stuck with me over my four years as a special education teacher:


"Will you tie my shoe up? It tied down."


"I wish I had me a pet monkey. The big kind. I wish I had me a pet ... a pet bamboo."


(Writing on the board) "I hate ... how do you spell Miss Dooley?"


STUDENT: "I likes dogs. Dogs is good. I likes dogs."
ME: "I like dogs, too, but I like cats best."
STUDENT: (rolling eyes) "Okay, Miss Dooley. You likes cats. I likes dogs eating cats."


(At the start of geography class) "Look, we can live without them maps, okay?"


(Upon my return from bus driver training -- the WRITTEN course, not the driving course) "Oh, Miss Dooley! You're back!" (Hugs me) "I was SO worried about you! I did NOT think you were going to make it!"


"Move moon that-way please!"


(As I was eating a carrot) "Miss Dooley? Why does old people like carrots?"


"My grandfather gots penguins on his pond. Or, not penguins. What are those white things?"


"I saw them squans on my grandfather's pond!"


ME: (pointing to a picture of a dog in a magazine) "Is that the kind of dog that bit you?"
STUDENT: (looking at me like I am very stupid) "Well, now, he was a hair bigger."


And, possibly my favorite kid quote ever:

STUDENT: "Is 'dang' a school word?"
ME: "No, honey, we should probably avoid using that word here."
STUDENT: (long, tired sigh) "I wish this was a school where we could say 'dang'!"


Kelly H-Y said...

Hilarious! Kid quotes are the best!

Jonathon Arntson said...

Those made me laugh!!

bettielee said...

Why do old people eat carrots?!

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Dang, these are great! Thanks for the laugh!

Heather Kelly said...


Carmela Martino said...

>>"Will you tie my shoe up? It tied down."<<
This is my favorite. :-)
Thanks for sharing.