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Indeed working with Elementary School children will make you say things you remember hearing as a child. A child asked me if it was ok for a lady to have a beard (she was referring to a female colleague). During my undergraduate studies, a little girl burst into tears because she said her daddy was broken. I asked what she is was referring to and she said that she'd overheard her mom tell her dad that "he needed to get fixed" the previous evening! Recently a friend of mine shared that she had to keep telling her 5th grade boys to stop "Tebowing" every time they came up with a correct answer. Kids are great!

Third grade teacher

One of my students said she

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One of my students said she felt like she had an ear infection. My relpy was that she should let her mom know, so she could go to the doctor. The student said "No, we'll just go to my uncle's house." I replied, "Oh your uncle is a doctor?" She says, "No he works for the cable company."

Third grade teacher

One of my students said she

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One of my students said she felt like she had an ear infection. My relpy was that she should let her mom know, so she could go to the doctor. The student said "No, we'll just go to my uncle's house." I replied, "Oh your uncle is a doctor?" She says, "No he works for the cable company."

Third grade teacher

One of my students said she

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One of my students said she felt like she had an ear infection. My relpy was that she should let her mom know, so she could go to the doctor. The student said "No, we'll just go to my uncle's house." I replied, "Oh your uncle is a doctor?" She says, "No he works for the cable company."

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Kindergarten teacher

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We were rhyming words and chanting them together. It kind of went like this. (Hill..Pill, they both say ill. Hop..Pop, they both say op.)Now after about 12 rhyming words, I was searching for more because they were doing so well . Unfortunately Grass came to mind. So we started....(Grass..Bass, they both say ASS!!!!) Yes, I had 22 kids say ASS at the same time! From now on, I am much more careful.

Third grade teacher Port Jervis, NY

There are so many phrases I

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There are so many phrases I have said, it's hard to pinpoint even twenty.
We try to act like marshmallows walking in the hall, so this week when someone was spinning, I commented "wow some of our marshmallows must be pretty special to be dancing!"

Another great one is when students fight about who was first, I say "should we walk to the kindergarten class holding hands and ask them how you walk in line?"

Special education inclusion teacher in grades 4 and 5.

"Put your shirt on right this

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"Put your shirt on right this second! We get dressed at home!" - That had to be my favorite from last year.
"Is it a puddle on the floor emergency? We're in the middle of a lesson" - I say this no less than 30 times a day.

First grade teacher, Wisconsin

Some more for the list...

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"You don't have to be married to be a teacher (after I explained to my kids what being engaged meant, they asked me how I was allowed to be their teacher without being married)."

"It is not okay to climb the walls in the bathroom."

"'Soup' is not a sight word."

"Writing the word 'candy' over and over again does not count as Work on Writing."

K-12 Technology Specialist from Otisville, NY

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"Excuse me, Mrs. P., Jennifer threw up on her keyboard...and can you help me log in?"

A fifth grade student was walking down the hallway on one warm June day. When she passed, I said, "you look hot." She replied, "thank you!" When I realized what she meant, I had to explain that I was commenting on the heat...not her appearance! :)

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