Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Maps and Games

I have a map in my room of Alabama. It's a simple map with the larger cities marked, rivers, and counties. A 7th grader wondered:

7th Grade Student: Mr. H, is that a map of Alabama's 50 states?

In the same class, the same student had another moment of brilliance. We were playing a review game for our final exam. If the students answered a question correct, they got to putt a golf ball. Seems simple:

7th Grade Student 1: Oh, Mr. H, next time can we play crochet?

Mr. H: Croquet?

7th Grade Student 1: Oh Yeah!

7th Grade Student 2: I love to crochet!

7th Grade Student 1: Wait a minute...Isn't crochet when girls get their hair done?

Mr. H: Yeah, that sounds about right.

Monday, May 23, 2011

George, Babies, and the Digestive System

Today's first story comes from Mrs. Birday...science teacher at the school. While talking about the digestive system in class, the following mental giants spoke up:

7th Grader: Mrs. Birday, can you throw up a baby?

Another 7th Grader: Mrs. Birday, can you take a shower when you're pregnant...cause your water can break.

A 7th grader had a moment of genious in my room today, too:

7th Grader: Mr. H, George Washington and George Bush...those are two different people, right?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Selling Out

Sitting in class yesterday and this happens:

7th Grader: Mr. H, don't you have to have a license to sell things out of your house?

Mr. H: Well, if you make a certain amount of money selling you need a license.

Another 7th Grader: Even if you're selling drugs?

Mr.H thinking to himself: Yes. Please go to the courthouse and ask for a license to sell drugs...you deserve to do that to yourself.