When asked, “what is the funniest thing your students said this year?” our community delivered!
Teresa Brown: Goodness…where to start. “Ms. Brown…you’re a neat person…in a lot of ways…and in some ways…notsomuch.” (Kidlet had spied the stack of teacher crap I’d tried to hide behind my desk
Samantha Wienke From a kid who has to use the bathrrom frequently, and is in there for a long time: it takes me a long time because my mom gives me fiber gummies.
Tracy Trotter Nagy: When I was beginning a unit on Animal Homes I asked…”Does anyone know what a habitat is?” James raised his hand and said “Picking your nose.” I gave him a puzzled look for a second…then he said “My mom told me that picking your nose is a BAD HABITAT!”
Gayle Joy Talbot: My 60th birthday, April 24th, was on Easter this year for the only time in my life. My co-teacher told the kids in her lower math RTI grouping to “Be nice to Mrs. Talbot because it’s her birthday on Sunday.” One of the students from my ho…See More
Shea Webster: One of my little students told me I needed to suck it up buttercup. She was 6.
Samantha Durbin: Well it was a conversation between my mentor teacher & the 1st grader. “mike called me weird” my mentor teacher responded with ” you are weird. We are all a little weird. We would all be the same If we weren’t. Even I’m weird. ” he said well that’s because youre white & I’m not! (:
Jennifer Compton Miller: One of my students was about to become a big brother. I asked him if his mom knew if she was having a boy or a girl. He smiled and shook his head. ” She’s having TWO babies. They are both boys. ” I smiled and asked if he was excited. “Oh, yes,” he said. “I think they might even be TWINS!” I love teaching!
Lisa DeBord: I use the “Easy Button” I got from Staples when I have a lot of “lightbulbs” go off at once. While waiting patiently one day for my students to be quiet after an exciting event, one of my students said, “We don’t need an easy button, we need a QUIET button!” I think every teacher needs one of those!
Kerri Brown Minor: Around Thanksgiving, when my 5th grade kids were writing their traditional, “What I’m thankful for” essays for their families, one of the younger (9 yrs) kids said he wanted to go to Knott’s Berry Farm for the 4 day holiday, during a brains…See More
Ashley Waters: At the start of a money unit I asked my students who was on the penny. One student quickly raised his hand and answered “Barack Obama!” I sad no, this person was alive a long time ago. The same student looked at me with a confused look on his face and answered “Jesus?”
Emily Nico: l I was grading these short cycle assessments and on when of the extended responses, it asked how you found the answer. One of my students put “I stared at the question and all of a sudden it just ‘popped’ into my head”. …A for effort….
Elisa M de H: One of my 2nd grade students asked me how I spelled something that sounded like this: “pawtænous” I asked him to use it in a sentence so I could help. He said: my dad takes me to One of my 2nd grade students asked me how I spelled something that sounded like this: “pawtænous” I asked him to use it in a sentence so I could help. He said: “My dad always takes me to pawtænous and buys me a happy meal.”
Rea Sader: first grade student: Miss Helen, you look like a school bus!
Veronica Pena Hulsey: One of my students said his mom (who worked for hooters at the time) said his mom was in a bikini contest and she was going to win because “she swims really fast”.
Debbi Emerman Rosenblum: While teaching about interjections one day, I was giving examples. I said “Oh no,”, “stop” and “duck!” Then I asked my 6th graders for more examples. One girl yelled out “FISH!” I looked at her puzzled and she said…”well, you said duck!”
Teresa Robertson: While trying to put science in song one of my 7th grade boys called me crazy. Another boy looked at him and said “Duh, she has to be to come here for us everyday!”
Sandy Cornett Brown: While teaching a small group of 2nd graders, the students were writing answers on a study guide. I took advantage of the situation to disuss suffixes as there was an ‘ly’ on the end of the word they were writing. I told them they just nee…See More
Melanie Knapper Alimusa: My 3rd graders where talking about the earthquake in Japan and how the power plant was in trouble, when a student asked me, “How do you make a power plant?” After a short explanation of how I wasn’t an engineer and didn’t know, she still looked puzzled. Then I explained that a power plant was a factory that made electricity. She thought it was a type of flowering plant
Amanda Livingston: One of my second grade girls came up to me after recess. When I asked her what was wrong she yelled out “boys are ruining my life!”.
Trish O’Connor Haugh: During a Morning Meeting sharing session…”so far, my chicken has laid 6 eggs (suburban/rural district) and every time she gets ready to lay an egg my rooster climbs on her back, wrestles with her and tries to bite her neck. I’m ready for questions and comments. ”
I just kept my fingers crossed while the other students asked her questions. Tried very hard not to laugh.
Shelli Templeman: I was explaining to one of my students that I love horses while introducing myself on the first day of school. A little boy raised his hand and said,” I love horses too. I have a horse and you know what?” ” It “pooped” out a baby!” I couldn’t help but giggle a little!
If you have more funnies from your students, leave them in the comments below!