Thursday, March 8, 2012

Face, Meet Palm

Remember, remember back in November when it was (sort of, briefly) all about Georgette?

She's back. And maybe this will turn out to be one of those-you-had-to-be-there-and-know-the-girl moments, but I'm still laughing and this happened four hours ago now.

Anyway, quick background: the fifth graders have a daily assignment that they do first thing in the morning. They turn it in, it gets corrected over lunch, and after lunch I spend my time pulling them back and helping them correct the things they get wrong. One of the problems today involved a sentence with multiple grammatical errors that they were to rewrite correctly. Among other things, it involved replacing "buyed" with "bought" and as Georgette and I were going over the spelling of bought, the conversation devolved into us being a little silly and this happened:

Georgette: I know how to spell (some word or other I've already forgotten)!! C-O-O-L!

Me: No, that's how you spell Miss Lacey.

(oh the lulz, no?)

Georgette: Well, you wanna know how to spell awesome? G-E-O-R-G-O-T-T-E. Wait!! I mean E-T-T-E!!!

Me: *blink blink* Georgette . . . did you just . . . misspell your own name . . . ?

Georgette: NO!! No! . . . maybe . . . yes . . .

Why is it these kids only make me laugh when during those rare moments when the rest of the class is silent?!?!

Don't get me wrong, I love this girl. She's a sweetheart, and really smart when she tries. But bless her heart, she's also the entire reason the stereotype of the dumb blonde was created.

P. ost S. cript
Sometimes I wish I was good at building stuff. Can you believe this thing is gravity powered?!?

1 comment:

  1. It's moments like this one that makes me miss teaching (it was the bureaucratic stuff I DON'T :) Students crack me up :)