Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Students Say The Darndest Things!

Time to lighten up a bit and have a nice laugh before school starts.  I’ve been reflecting on some of the cute things students have said to me over the last few years.  I’ll share some of mine, and I’d love to hear some of yours.

Here we go…

One of my favorite things about being a teacher is getting to know the students.  Kids are just precious… and they can say some pretty funny things.  Here are some of my favorites.

~ This is my all time favorite.  I shared with my students that my son was having his tonsils taken out soon.  A boy approached me later and informed me that his dog was also having his tonsils taken out.  “Really?” I asked, “I didn’t know dogs had to get tonsils removed.  Are you sure?”  He was adamant.  I chuckled to myself and let it go.  The next day, the same boy approached me.  “Um, my dog isn’t getting his tonsils out.” He fidgeted a moment before continuing.  “He’s having his ‘technicals’ removed so he can’t make babies.”    I literally had to leave the room.

~ “Teacher, I’m not feeling well,” the student groaned.  “You don’t have a fever,” I responded, “Why don’t you see if you can make it a little longer?”  “But I think I’m allergic to the winter,” she moaned.  “Thankfully it’s not the winter then,” I answered while trying to suppress a grin.  “Well what season is it?” the student queried.  “The fall.” “Oh, well I think I’m allergic to the fall also, so I may need to go home.”  Sigh.

~ “Teacher, I need to get a bandaid,” the boy said in a panic.  “What happened to your finger? I asked.  “I got a paper cut last night in the bathtub.” :o  I didn’t ask.

~ A teacher friend of mine in Texas shared the following story.  She was talking about a police car when a student excitedly raised his hand. “Teacher,” he blurted out, “My dad has ridden in the back seat of a police car!”  “Really?” she asked.  “Yes, it was when he was arrested.”  The teacher quickly moved on.

Now it’s your turn.  What funny things have your students done and said?


  1. Great quotes! I loved them. :-) I especially liked the one from the kid with the dad with legal problems.

  2. HAHA, yes I can see where you would like that. Maybe you were the arresting officer. :)