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Students Say The Funniest Things

Our international school has approximately 250 preschool through 12th grade students. I see all of the elementary classes once a week for library. David has his 6th grade classroom and also sees many of the elementary and middle school kids for Bible and Character Development. Here are a few recent quotes.

 

Flags hanging in our school

Our school displays flags from all of the home countries of our students.

 


 

Mrs. B! Go fly, bee! Bee!” – K4 kids to me
It is hard for them to say Benedict, so I told them they could call me Mrs. B. I drew a picture of a bee on the chalkboard. Not all of the K4 kids are native English speakers, but they all laughed when they made the connection.

 


 

Mrs. Benedict, do you have a rubber?” – High school student
“A what?!” – Me
“An eraser?”  – High school student
“Oh, yes.”  – Me

Some European and US terms have different meanings.

 


 

Mrs. Benedict, do you have a child?” – 2nd grader
“No, I do not.” – Me
“Oh. Are you going to have one?” – 2nd grader

 


 

At home, we speak-a the Chinese because we from-a the Chinese.” — Kindergartner to David

Teacha no like talk, quiet!” – Same kindergartner to classmates when told to be quiet.

 


 

I teach Graphic Design to high schoolers. I recently gave a quiz over raster graphics that included file extensions. I gave the abbreviation and students had to tell what the letters represented. For TIFF (tagged image file format), one student put “Extra Terrestrial’s Intergalatic File Format.” A for effort!

 


 

There is one preschool student who is learning English. She must have recently learned colors and always says, “Pink! Pink! I like pink!” when we color. (It sounds more like “peeeeeeeeeeeeeeenk”!) In library, I read Are You My Mother by P.D. Eastman. When we finished the book, I asked them questions about what their mothers looked like.

What color is your mother’s hair?” – Me
“Black.” – Student 1
“What color is your mother’s hair?” – Me
“Black.” – Student 2
“What color is your mother’s hair?” – Me
“Black.” – Student 3  (Since I pointed to my hair when I asked hair color, maybe they misunderstood the question…)
“What color is your mother’s hair?” – Me
PIIIIIIINK!” – Student 4

 


 

David was handing a K4 student his lost jacket one morning when a 2nd grade student walked up and said, “Mr. B., I think that looks like it’s mine.”
To which David replied, “Andrea, I don’t think so… I think you are wearing yours.”
He looked down at himself so his chin was in his chest, grinned, and said, “Oh…”

 


 

Mrs. Benedict, how many pairs of earrings do you have?” – 3rd grader
“Oh, probably less than 10 pairs.” – Me
“I should get you some more earrings for your birthday.” – 3rd grader

 


 

The drops from your eyes are what hurts my heart the most.” – One of David’s Spanish speaking students translating a song into English.

 


 

Er-rur-ruh-tated.” – An ESL student trying to say the two r’s in irritated.


 

We have the coolest students ever!

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3 Comments

  • Reply Steve Weaver

    I have enjoyed reading your posts each week, but this weeks was the funniest by far. May you feel God’s blessing in your work. 

    Blessings

    Steve

    November 17, 2012 at 10:00 am
  • Reply Sara Campbell

    Let me guess…Olivia wants to buy you earrings!

    November 20, 2012 at 1:10 pm
    • Reply Leah

      Yes! Ms. Mont figured that out, too… 🙂

      November 20, 2012 at 1:54 pm

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