Friday, February 20, 2009

Ceiling Fans and Other Electronics

So there is this precious little boy in my class who says the most hilarious things to me and I just thought I would share a few of them. I don’t know if they are as funny if you aren’t there when he says them…but I’ll share anyways.

I won’t give his real name…so we’ll just call him Kiddo :)
Keep in mind that each of these quotes took place on a different day.

1. Kiddo: Miss Stephens I love to go to Wal-Mart and go to the fan department and look at all the ceiling fans.

2. Me: Ok kids, we are going to make a list of things you would like to give or receive as Christmas gifts so you can write about them.
Kiddo: How about a ceiling fan!

3. Kiddo: Miss Stephens guess what I got for my birthday?
Me: What!?
Kiddo: A ceiling fan!
Me: Oh did you put it in your bedroom?
Kiddo: No. It is in the kitchen.

4. Me (during a spelling test): Spell the word hunter.
Kiddo: Miss Stephens! Did you know Hunter is a brand of ceiling fan?

Ok, so then after all of the interest in ceiling fans he moved on to other household appliances.

5. Kiddo: Miss Stephens! Can you still buy a TV with a hump on the back?
Me: I have no idea.
Kiddo: Well what about a computer? Can you still buy a computer with a hump on the back.
Me: Ya know, I really am just not sure.
Kiddo: Well my mom thinks those things will take up too much space if they have a hump on the back.

6. Kiddo: Miss Stephens, did you know that in my house we have defective outlets?
Me: Wow! Really? What do you mean?
Kiddo: Well when I plug in my game cube the outlet sparks. When my grandma plugged in the Christmas Star it sparked. So now we have to use surge protectors.

7. Kiddo: Miss Stephens can you still but a VHS player in the store?
Me: I am really not sure!

Ok, this is his most recent one that he asked me today :)

8. Kiddo: Miss Stephens! Can you still buy a rotary phone in the store?
Me: I don’t know. Maybe at a thrift store or a flea market.
Kiddo: Oh.
Me: How do you even know what that is?!
Kiddo: I don’t know.

He just keeps me laughing everyday!
Third-graders are hilarious. I think I want to be a teacher just so I can hear all the funny things kids say and do. I love them! I think they are so precious. Of course they can be trying at times, but I am really loving being in the classroom :)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

25 Random Things/ A Way to Avoid Studying

This is a random list going around facebook that I filled out. It is just 25 random facts about me. I really was filling it out to get out of studying :)

1. I have been outside the US to 3 different countries…Canada, Kenya, and Honduras (oh and I changed planes in France and Nigeria, but I am not sure if that counts).
2. I want to live in Africa and I would go tomorrow if I could.
3. I am trying to figure out what to do with my life. I am thinking about Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Social Work, or Teaching (something I could apply overseas as a missionary).
4. I am taking Anatomy and Physiology and it is the hardest class I have ever taken.
5. I should be studying right now instead of doing this, but I am a procrastinator.
6. I am the middle child, and I think it is the best (I have an older brother and a younger sister).
7. I have lived in Hawaii, Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina, Missouri, California, Florida, Indiana, and Nairobi, Kenya.
8. I was born in Hawaii.
9. I have been to 5 colleges (University of Missouri, Tidewater Community College, Old Dominion University, Valencia Community College, and Liberty University).
10. I changed my college major 5 times, from Early Childhood Education, to Child Life, to Psychology, to Elementary Education, to Psychology.
11. I graduated in 4 ½ years (even with all the changes) with a Bachelors in Psychology.
12. I change my mind a lot.
13. One day I want to live on a farm and have pet cows, goats and, chickens.
14. I absolutely love the water, and even though I complained about always being wet while I was a dolphin trainer, I miss spending so much time in the water.
15. Autumn is my favorite season.
16. I am a Special Education Assistant. My job is to assist one third-grader with special needs and he is an awesome little guy to hang out with all day.
17. I have trained walruses, harbor seals, sea lions, polar bears, river otters, dolphins, skunks, opossums, and my black lab Meghan.
18. Walruses are my favorite.
19. I trained the dolphins the longest (2 ½ years).
20. My favorite color is Pink.
21. There is a 3-way tie between my top 3 favorite movies of all time…Pride and Prejudice, Little Women, and Gone with the Wind.
22. My favorite TV shows are Little People Big World, Jon and Kate Plus 8, Deadliest Catch, The Office, Survivorman, Dirty Jobs and Man vs. Wild.
23. My favorite meal is spaghetti
24. …and my favorite dessert is chocolate cake.
25. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about and miss my Grandpa Ed.