Friday, September 24, 2010

Parts is Parts

This wonderful story was told to me by...Mrs. Tulip.

Mrs. Tulip was talking about another teacher's son having his appendix taken out. A student overheard this and said:

7th grade student: Why would you have your appendix taken out?

Mrs. Tulip: Well, it can cause problems with your stomach.

7th Grade Student: Oh, I thought your appendix was your pointer finger.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

El Presidente

We were talking about the executive branch when this nugget occurred:

Mr. H: President Obama is our 44th president.

7th Grader: Mr. H, why do we have 50 states, but we've only had 44 presidents?

Mr. H: What? I don't know what you're saying.

7th Grader: I mean, doesn't every state have a president?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Face the Book

This story comes directly from Mr. Poop:

7th Grade Student: Mr. Poop, I took a race test on facebook, and it said I was 40% white and 90% black.
Mr. Poop: That doesn't make sense...that's 130%.
7th Grade Student: I'm putting mixed on all my documents now.
Mr. Poop: Because facebook said so?
7th Grade Student: Yes.

Gotta love that logic.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Chicken Little

I don't know how to explain this...

Today we were discussing the Revolutionary War. I asked my students how a war starts. This was a serious response from one of my students. I don't know where this came from or where he/she heard this.

How do wars start?

7th Grade Student: They drop a chicken in the middle of the sides and whichever side the chick runs to gets the first shot. Then they fight.

Needless to say, this stopped class. I didn't know what to do. I felt really bad for this student.

Friday, September 3, 2010

This Map Needs a Legend

Today, after finishing her work, one of my students decided to look at a large map of Alabama I have in my room. This was her comment:

7th Grade Student: Is this a list of all the presidents?

Mr. H: (Speechless)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Back to the Future IV

This conversation happened in another teacher's classroom today. It is totally bonkers and will put a smile on your face:

7th Grade Student: Mrs. Bail (made up name), will there be a year 2020?

Mrs. Bail: Yes, of course.

7th Grade Student: Will we make it to the year 2019?

Mrs. Bail: Yes.

7th Grade Student: Will we ever have the year 1997 again? It was my birth year and I really enjoyed it!

I would like to point out two things: 1. Really? 2. If she was born in the year 1997, how would she remember that she really enjoyed it?

Carry on.