I'm pretty sure we had a rockin' field trip today, but at this point I don't even remember what DAY it is. (Disausted times 100)

The top five things learned in first grade today.  (BEFORE the field trip even occurred...)

1.       According to Stuart, “The National Anthem used to be a beer drinking song!”

2.     A “fiasco” is some kind of Mexican Party.

3.     According to Sally, “When someone is performing you don’t say Good Luck.  You say break an egg!”  

4.     Jack informed me that “Sometimes when people have pains in the their tummy it’s called candy stones.” 

5.     “When people get real old they get patience-er and patience-er.  You’re REAL patience-er Ms. Smythe!”

While waiting in line at the OLD PEOPLE candy store tonight, I didn’t feel so patience-er - but I sure felt old.

(Not sure the kids learned anything today, but we’ll just call this one a draw.)


Brian Miller said...

candy stones sound so much nicer than the other ones...ha...

last day of school tomorrow...

no name calling..i am teaching summer school so i am only out two weeks...

Japolina said...

So much cuter than middle schooler and high schoolers!

I need advice on an end of school gift. Please visit my blog and let me know what you think. Vodka is not an option for the recipient, even though that is usually the perfect gift.

One crazed mommy said...

Oh my gosh kids are so funny! Too cute!!! My mom still tells me when I was little about the time I ran in the house yelling "Mommy, mommy David has head lights". I love the candy stones...hehe!

Cappy said...

Actually, the tune "The Star Spangled Banner" was set to was a drinking song. There was a chorus in Baltimore (since we're just past the bicentennial of the War of 1812) that performed the song in the drinking version's cadence. It was a really fun version!


While Key was with the fleet, the British began their at­tack on Baltimore by bombarding Fort McHenry on the night of September 13, 1814. The fort successfully resisted the British attack, and the following morning when Key saw the U.S. flag still flying over the fort, he wrote a poem that would become known as "The Star-Spangled Banner." When he was released from the British fleet, his poem was printed in the form of a handbill entitled "Defense of Fort M'Henry." It quickly became popular and was set to the music of the British drinking song, "To Anacreon in Heaven." Key’s battle anthem spread throughout the nation and was later adopted by Congress as the official U.S. national anthem in 1931.

Maryland Public Television did a documentary on the war of 1812 and included this...


Cappy said...

Here it is done more as a drinking song - this is how it was performed in the documentary but I can't find a recording of that...


Sue said...

So sweet my friend. I love the little ones. My own grandkids are now 2, 4, 6, and 8. I love them all. I have been working so much, I haven't always had time to leave a comment. But your blog is still my favorite. Have a good week-end. . .

Take care,

Joanna Jenkins said...

Nearly the end of another year with a cute group of kids.
Well done, VM.
xo jj

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