Hey guys! The kids at my school have me laughing all day long with their quirky comments and actions, so I decided to share some of them with you (in hope of bringing a smile to your face:). Before I do that, I wanted to ask you guys if I’ve changed much in the past decade? Haven’t aged a bit you say?? Aw, thank you! We had picture day a few weeks back and it was so cute to see all the kids dress up and make their hair all nice. I went back and looked for my school picture, and as you can see, I was a simple child.;) lol
Kids are really something else! I love their honesty and openness to saying things how they are…or how they see them to be.
1) A few weeks ago a few 6th graders told me that I was wearing a grandma sweater. It didn’t sting as much as it would if an adult said it. I love my ‘grandma’ sweater and will keep wearing it thankyouverymuch!
2) Today a student pointed to a b/w photo in the book that we were reading and asked if things were black and white in the olden days. like if the world was in black and white. lol The kids refer to everything in the past as ‘the olden days’. It’s hilarious!
3) 2nd graders always make me laugh at their maturity level. One of the students passed gas in class and all the kids quickly covered their noses and said ‘ewww’. 2nd graders also make a big deal out of everything! It’s the cutest thing! One boy got stung by a bee, and the class was abuzz with excitement when the news was announced!
4) One 4th grader told me that he couldn’t wait until he was 19, and when I asked him why he said: “…so that I can have a girlfriend”. If only you WOULD wait that long, child.
5) One of my favorite parts of the day is when the kids all run up & hug me and say ” Hi! Mrs. Olviya!”. The husband asked me why they don’t call me Mrs. Ivanov, and I guess I want to wait until I become an official teacher to start using my last name. #sorrybabe
6) Speaking of last names…I always forget the teacher’s first names (outside of the classroom), so I am constantly calling them Mrs./Mr. even though some are close to my age. It’s almost like that feeling you get when you become an adult and are unsure if you should still keep calling people ‘totya’ and ‘dadya’ (<–respectful way to address an elder in Russian).
7) When we read with the students, I ask them to keep a lookout for their vocabulary words. Today I heard one of the vocab words on the radio and got so excited lol! #suchakid
Question for ya:
What’s something your neice/nephew/student/child has said/done lately to bring a smile to your face?