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Funnies from the SchoolHouse: Class Clown

Class clowns.  They’re in every classroom across America. 

Yes, even mine. 

Today before writing time (which I love to teach by the way), I read a sweet children’s book called The Old Woman Who Named Things by Cynthia Rylant.

It’s about this cute little old lady  who’s outlived all her friends, so she reluctantly gets a dog and they become good friends.  Don’t you just love her cowboy boots? 

After reading, I told my students to think of a topic to write about.  To help them, I suggested they use the story I read as a springboard.  I recommended writing about a pet dog or cat.  Or maybe tell about a time a stray wandered up to their house.  Did they get to keep it?  Did they feed it like the little old lady in the story.   What happened?  Or, if they didn’t have an animal story, maybe they would like to  write about their grandmothers.  Their sweet, loving, kind grandmothers.

Here’s a story written by one of my girls

My Grandmol’s Flab

My grandmol has more chins than a Chinese phone book.

She can’t see her feet.

When she sits on the toilet it says a-b-c-d-e-f-g, get your fat butt off of me.

Peace.

I hadn’t read this story myself prior to asking her to share it with the class.  Needless to say, she had the whole lot of us in stitches.

Yes, including me.

I hope someday I can say, “I knew her when.”

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I’m Angel, a.k.a. Rocket Surgeon, and these are my chronicles. I love writing and I believe our stories should be shared, so here you’ll find anecdotes of my life, loves, worries, fears, joys, and experiences. I blog about my mishaps and adventures as a wife, mommy, auntie, wanna-be writer, teacher, Texan, country/city/mountain girl, cereal killer and Jesus-freak. A few things you might discover about me: •Jesus is my everything; without Him I am nothing, but with him I can do all things •My family makes this world a better place for me to live in •I adore chickens, the live ones, although the cooked ones aren’t too bad either •I have 2 dogs: Grace and Ozzie. And one cat: Rocky Muffin •My dream job would be to raise chickens and write best sellers Thanks for stopping by. Kick off your shoes and stay awhile. I know your time is valuable and I honor you for spending a few moments here with me. I hope you find something to brighten your day, lighten your load, make you chuckle and remind you of the good in the world. “When you look for the bad in mankind, expecting to find it, you surely will." Pollyanna I’m always eager to meet new online friends, so leave a comment and introduce yourself.

9 thoughts on “Funnies from the SchoolHouse: Class Clown

  1. Once I got the tears of laughter out of my eyes I had to call my daughter who teaches 6th grade. It wasn’t easy because I kept laughing. Thanks for sharing that with us. I have about 7 other teacher friends/relatives that I will share this with. During this time of SAT and ARMT testing they need all the laughter they can get.

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    1. I’m glad you got a kick out of it. I did too! I’m sure she’d heard these jokes somewhere, but to have the sense of humor to get them is quite remarkable.

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  2. Wow! That little girl just might grow up to be a writer……even do some comedy, or cartoons. What an imagination! Smart, Really remarkable that 1 2nd grader could think like that!

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