Sometimes there are conversations that are too priceless not to share. Here are a few convos we've had in the library the past 2 days:
Convo #1 happened with a 4th grade boy yesterday
"Miss Stuck, can you please help me find a book?" -student
"Sure. What are you looking for?" -me
"I want a tornado book." -student
"Ok. Those are..." -me
(interrupting) "I looked at all of those but I didn't find anything I liked." -student
"Well, friend, those are the only weather books we have. Can I show you my favorite? I can't get other weather books right this second." -me
"Why not? You're a princess, right?!?" -student
Convo #2 happened in my reading group this morning (with 1st and 2nd graders). We were brainstorming ideas for a story about a place we've visited. I was modeling a story about visiting my sister's house. As I was making my bulleted list, here's the conversation that occurred:
"Ok, I need to tell you a secret that most kiddos at this school don't know. I am a HUGE Justin Bieber fan! I love his music!!" -me
(dead silence as the kiddos tried to figure out if I was for real)
"I know most Bieber songs. In fact, if I can't be a princess when I grow up, then I want to be a back-up singer and dancer for Justin Bieber. I already have a sparkly microphone." -me
"Really?!? I love Justin Bieber!!" -student
Then they all burst out in laughter trying to picture me singing and dancing with the Biebs.
Convo #3 happened with a 5th grade boy today (his class was in the library researching facts for a project)
"Miss Stuck, I'm done coloring my states." - student (one of the requirements by the teacher)
"Great work. Now which website do you want to explore?" -me
"Well, can I have some glitter to put on my map?" -student
"Friend, I'm pretty sure you don't need glitter in order to get full credit for your map." -me
30 minutes later...
"Hey Miss Stuck, maybe I can get extra credit if I have glitter on my map!!" -student
I like the way this kid thinks!
I have to do a better job recording fun conversations with kiddos because they're priceless!!