Thursday, December 17, 2009

Flatulence is Never Not Funny

I recently intercepted a note in my 7th grade class, intended for R.T. The sender's name was not listed. I was hoping for some juicy, angsty 7th grade gossip, but instead I found this drawing:



I'm not sure why they are cross-eyed. Is it because the gas pressure is too much? Does the force of the fart cause the smaller ones to lean or even tumble? Fart jokes are certainly timeless.

If you give a kid some playdoh...

In my class, kids earn tickets for behavior, quiz grades, and turning in work on time. They can then use the tickets to buy prizes. 7th grader U.O. (of Oreo fame) traded his tickets for a small tub of playdoh. While I thought I'd made it clear that prizes are not to be used during class, this concept was clearly foreign to U.O. While monitoring students doing independent work, I came upon young U.O. who had created this masterpiece:



He may have covered his $50+ textbook in 25-cent goo, but at least he's sorry about it. I'm not sorry I had my camera in my purse that day. He thought I was taking a picture to show the principal. Little does he know that he's now an internet artist.

It'd be funny.

This is a submission I've been sitting on for awhile. 6th grader O.V. gave it to me during the first week of school and it's been hanging in my classroom ever since because I love it so much.



It was so timely with the death of famed moonwalker, Michael Jackson (on a side note, kids are obsessed with the King of Pop this year - I guess it's all the media attention). I love that the first one is specifically a dog puppy. And I am really curious about what the fifth kind of puppy could have been had she not changed her mind.