Thursday, October 9, 2008

Time Flies

Time flies ... when you're six:

Walking out the door at the end of the school-day with my students:
Me: Sweetie, don't forget your sweatshirt, your mom would be really mad.
Student: Yah, I know. But my dad would be even more mad. When I forget things, he makes me stay in my room for a whole day.
Me: Buddy, I doubt that you have to stay in your room for that long.
Student: Well, it's a really long time, like 47 minutes or 5 hours or something.


I let the kids watch a few minutes of Finding Nemo at the end of the day today. I walked the kids out to the bus line and parent pick-up when one of my students said this to me (in front of his mom, of course):
Student: Ms. Diederichs, since we watched 1/2 of Finding Nemo today, can we watch the other 1/2 tomorrow?
Me (thinking, 'awesome, now his mom thinks I let the kids watch movies all day!'): Buddy, we watched 10 minutes of Finding Nemo today. 
Student: Oh, well can we watch more of it tomorrow?
Me: No buddy, it's a stay-home day.

1 comment:

Terri said...

I adore your kid stories. thank you for doing what you do..