11/23/10

No one ever pays attention to me.


At my literacy center today we shared Weekly Readers about Healthy Foods. (Thank you donorchoose.org and the FABULOUS people who made this teacher’s dream come true.)


To prepare, I made word cards for some of the words that the children would see over and over. One of them was the word ARE. I showed them ARE; we talked about ARE; we wrote the word ARE and even used magnetic letters to make the word ARE.


Then, we read a poem about healthy food that ended EACH TIME with “Colorful Foods ARE good for you.”


At the end of the 15 minutes of the ARE barrage, I asked the kids how to spell ARE.




Frank immediately raised his hand. “A. S. S.”



And so endeth lesson number 4,321,405. (Oh sure, he lisped, but I KNEW what he said.)

21 comments:

ChiTown Girl said...

Can you PLEASE send Frank here as part of a prisoner exchange program. Oops! I mean student exchange program. Yeah...that's it... ;-)

a Broad said...

I really could use Frank around here lately.
When you get tired, toss him on a plane.
I will send him back with a little suntan, a bag full of alfajores for his teacher and a new vocabulary in Castellano ... haha.... I can see it now !

middleagedcrazywoman said...

Some days - do you just wonder what he's going to say? I do... I'd wonder what was in his head but I'm afraid to know for sure!!

SNORT!!

M

Captain Dumbass said...

I'm going to use Frank's answers when I'm talking to my customers.

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SkylersDad said...

I am somewhat amazed they still have Weekly Reader magazine out there! I read that back in school when it came chiseled on stone tablets...

Mellodee said...

Oh Frank, nooooooo! All of his antics so far have been understandable (not what you wanted but you could see how he got there), but this??? This just sounds like baiting you! I love the naturalness of kids like Frank, but could he be turning into a smart-mouth?? No, no, a thousand times NO!! (It's too soon for him to just become a "guy", isn't it?? Please?)


(My WV word today was "urima". I know there's a great laugh in there somewhere, but I can't quite work it out!)

Lynn MacDonald said...

Frank, Frank, Frank. He might be nuts but he is EXACTLY what you need right now. Are, Ass...what's the difference. Hahahaha

Brian Miller said...

i think frank is my fav...

David Brown said...

Ahh yes a classic behavior of some students, maybe it was the one hundred and first time you explained ARE that they would finally understand!!

Thanks for post.

Anna See said...

Ha Ha! What a great speller he is! And I thought this joke was going to be about "a pair." Turns out my mind was in the gutter, just the wrong part of the anatomy.

Dawn said...

Hey... Frank started with the correct letter AND had the right amount of letters. Gotta give him SOME credit! LMAO!!

noexcuses said...

I just love this little guy! Thanks for sharing your days with us.

yogurt said...

Such a patient teacher you ass.

The Empress said...

He's so lucky to have you right now, and vice versa

xo

Gigi said...

Now he's just baiting you! That Frank is a wily one!

Gaston Studio said...

That Frank is a miniature and younger Robin Williams.

Rick Daley said...

I am illiterate in 12 languages.

Joanie M said...

Looks like Frank learned to spell another new word and wanted to share it. Oh he so loves the attention it brings!

Cheryl said...

A ESTH ESTH? I'd have lost it.

Pastor Sharon said...

I am in love with Frank!