Friday, 6 February 2009

Dispatches from the chalkface.

Recent conversations I have had with children.

Show and tell. Sam tells us about his 7th birthday. Me: So, Sam what sort of a party did you have? Sam: A birthday party. (Ask a stupid question)

Today during storytime I had to say to one girl: Jane, headbutting my chair is not a very good idea is it?

Holding up a cylindrical 3D shape I ask "Who can tell me what this shape is called?" 6 year old's reply: "I don't know but it's the same shape as a can of Fosters."

During a sex education lesson a couple of years ago, while the pupils were completing a question and answer sheet, one 10 year old boy shouted across the classroom: "Miss, how d'you spell scrotum?"

Yesterday during a lesson on finding definitions of words.
Question: Who can give me a definition of a man? One boy's answer: Drinks beer, goes to the pub and farts a lot.

You couldn't make 'em up could you?


Anonymous said...

PMSL over the Foster's comment!

Yummy Mummy said...

So why exactly is it that I am so eager for the little man to start talking??? hehe funny stuff!

La Belette Rouge said...

Do you read Vodka Mom's blog? I think you would enjoy it. She also writes about the things her kindergarten students say. Hilarious.

The Foster can tells you a whole lot about the beverage of choice at home. LOL!

Welsh Girl said...

Jewels - every one. Why, oh why did that boy need to know how to spell scrotum? What exactly was he writing about????

Nicola said...

I love the comment about the birthday party. You can just picture his face. Well I can. It's a face my boys use to look at me all the time when they think I'm as dumb as a box of rocks. Very funny post. It reminds me that I must start writing down some of the things my boys say - I tend to tell my sister and my ex and then poof! they're forgotten.

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

I loved this post and I love your blog......fantastic. Thanks for the peek into your world.
If you have an extra minute or so, please have a peek into mine as well.
Steady On,
Reggie Girl

Tawny said...

Out of the mouths of babes! I sometimes dread to think about what K says at school sometimes.

lunarossa said...

Hilarious stuff! When she was in reception my daughter told in school that her "double-mummy" lived in Italy. Only the teacher undesrtood that she was talking about my mum, her granny!!! Kids' perals of wisdom!!! Ciao. A.

notSupermum said...

Thanks everyone, glad you enjoyed them. I'm sure there are lots of others but I'll have to have a think and maybe ask some of my colleagues for theirs.

Tawny - you would be surprised by the things children say to us! A couple of weeks ago one girl told me her dad had brought her to school because her mum had a bad hangover. Another told me that her dad is always scratching his willy - can you imagine what was going through my mind on parents' evening!

notSupermum said...

Welsh Girl, thanks for stopping by - I've been reading your blog recently, intersting stuff!

Reggie Girl - hello and welcome! I've had a quick peek at your blog but will be back to read more soon!

Tara said...

They are just brilliant.
Aye carumba, if that's their description of a man there's no hope is there!
And if you think of others you absolutely must commit them to paper. Or blogper or whatever it's called.

____________________ said...

Oh deary bums. Thge youth of today summed up in a few short paragraphs.
I wasn't like that at all at their age. And I'm only eighteen now. My younger brother however, asked at the age of ten if girls have wet dreams.
Children these days are just like little adults with less rights and more snot.

Apparantly thats what it was like in the tudor times. But sinse then we've created this notion of child hood. Weird isn't it?
PS= I have to agree with Tara on the pefect definition of a man.

that girl? said...

Oh my.... I really don't know how I would've coped with the scrotum one!! These are classic... keep 'em coming!