1/11/11

She's OBVIOUSLY gifted.


It was another crazy day in kindergarten yesterday, as the children are testing the boundaries and trying to remember if we have rules at ALL while in school. ( Sure, some ignore them anyway, but most of them try.)


Towards the end of the day I attempted to reign them in for a story by Jan Brett when Frank looked at me and asked, "Mrs. Smythe, did you get your hair cut???" That quieted the room.


"Hey!" shouted Stanley, "I knew somefing was differnt. Did you get a haircut??"


I looked at them and said, "No. I just styled it differently this morning. See, I just put it behind my ears like this," and I gently tucked the hair back behind my ears. "Why? Do I look like the weatherman again?"


"No!" shouted Suzy.


And then she looked at me intently and added, "It makes you look....younger!"





Oh she's good. She's REAL good. (And if I DID give grades, she'd be golden.)

28 comments:

Momcat said...

Thank goodness for Suzy...Every teacher needs one!

WebSavvyMom said...

-->Love it!
(A blog friend did a guest post yesterday on a great bloody mary recipe on my blog, if you're interested.)
~deb
www.websavvymom.com

Gigi said...

Now that girl's mother raised her right! And she obviously has what it takes to knock Frank out of the running for teacher's pet.

Brian Miller said...

shes getting an A...
and that looks like my hair...

Formerly known as Frau said...

Omg....love it! Nothing beats the honesty of a child!

WeaselMomma said...

What a cute little suck up!

Michele said...

She was obviously taught by the best. I'd hazard to guess, her father.

Scope said...

And you knew not to probe deeper with, "Well, how old do I look now?"

Joanie said...

Suzy is a genius!

Lady Estrogen said...

Super cute!!

Sue said...

Nothing like that to put a smile on a teachers face!

Take care, Sue

♥ Braja said...

We could sooo be sisters....

♥ Braja said...

We could sooo be sisters....

Lynn MacDonald said...

Did you get a haircut? Frank has read my Gift of the Magi posting ...obviously!

Moxymama said...

Too cute! Out of the mouths of babes....

the mama bird diaries said...

Brilliant little girl.

Rebecca said...

Oh ya! Student of the year!

Dawn said...

You don't give grades, but did she get a gold star on her nose?

That's what I do for my students when they do really well... surprising HOW much a sticker on the nose means these day :)

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Compliments from kids are great - because you know they're telling the truth. Sadly, mine usually tell me things like that dinner is yucky or that I smell funny.

Mrs. E said...

I think I love Suzy! HS kids NEVER tell me that-trust me!

Pastor Sharon said...

Well she has a gift and if she is smart enough to help it grow, she will get through school with flying colors.

I'm thinking instead of failing Frank and Stanley so we have more stories about them next year, maybe it would make more sense to just move up a grade and keep the boys and Suzy.

You see, then you could help cultivate her gift and we get to keep hearing about F&S.

Sodermoto said...

Your blog never ceases to make me giggle! Thanks for the great stories.

That Janie Girl said...

Ace that chick. And suck up. She's gonna be president one day. And you'll be even more famous.

love ya heifer

Travis Erwin said...

A's for everyone! My word verification is ... redie

slow panic said...

some kids are just born with the gift.

Brenda Susan said...

Teachers pets catch on early don't they?

Ann Imig said...

The weatherman? LOL

King of New York Hacks said...

How the hell did you get you hands on my graduation picture ?!?!? Lol