Sunday, September 20, 2009

Another Funny School Conversation

A post written by Maureen over at Island Roar got me thinking about a funny conversation I had with a student last year.

Shawn arrived in my classroom upon our return from winter break. At first sight he was as cute as can be; a very tiny boy with the voice of minnie mouse. Over the next few weeks, Shawn developed a crush on one of my other students, Danica. She was a very sweet girl who also happened to be one of my selective mutes (that's right, I had two last year). On a daily basis, Shawn told me how much he liked her, how nice and kind she was, or that he couldn't wait for recess so he and Danica could play.

One Friday at dismissal, after a hug and a high-five, Shawn looked up at me and very seriously asked, "Do you think I could get Danica's phone number?" "Oh," I said , "why do you need that?" "I'd like to ask her to spend the night." I gulped and of course told him that it wasn't appropriate for me to give him her number, etc. Certainly, it was an innocent request, but I was still taken by surprise. Thinking back now, it just makes me laugh.


  1. OH, that is so cute and funny. I don't think you ever told me this one. This is one of the kinds of things that makes me love working with kids.

  2. Ha! I love this. You know, the more I work with kids, but more I think that adults are just "ruined" children.

  3. If that isn't the sweetest thing! Hey, maybe you could host a class sleepover! You know, some Disney videos, popcorn, ice cream and maybe a bit of Kareoke.

  4. Kida re so cute. They do say the darndest things! ;)

  5. This is such a cute story!
    And thanks for the shout-out.

  6. You are on fire with the inspiration and the blog posts!

    Meanwhile many of us are suffering a severe case of writer's block and / or inspiration.

    My theory is that you might be sucking the inspiration from us for your own use.

    It is only a theory and in no way can I prove it, but I will gladly hand over my inspiration to read your glorious posts.