Saturday, March 1, 2008

Overheard at School





All the second grade teachers are going to follow the Iditorod this year. I have been showing my class pictures and discussing it in general. One afternoon I stayed late and made a map of the trail so they could keep track of the the musher and his dogs that they draw. I ordered several things from the official Iditarod site. I told the kids what I got. I ordered an official program and an official map. They ooohed and aaaahed. I ordered a story book by a musher that relates the story of her first run. My class can't wait to hear it! From another site I told the I also ordered a dog bootie so they could see a real one. Well. I looked out over a sea of shocked faces and a wave of noise crossed the room. Variously I heard "EWWWWWW" and "a DOG bootie??" and "A dog BOOTIE??" Little boys snickered. I know I showed them a picture of this form of foot protection a couple of days ago.


I am a menber of NaBloPoMo '08.

8 comments:

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

This sounds like too much fun.

Paulie said...

You sound like a neat teacher!

dot said...

Oh that is cute! Sounds like a fun class.

gina said...

Isn't it just like little boys to always think of something gross. Heehee You sound like a wonderful teacher. I love your teacher stories. Now for the rest of their lives, your "kids" will know all about the Iditirod (sp?) thanks to you. What a wonderful thought!

gina said...

For some reason, I cannot post on Rusty's page. Mandy has the same problem and is allergic to flea bites--that's what the vet said. We take her for a prednisone shot about once a month and this helps her itching (which drives her crazy). I'm not sure it helps the underlying condition but Cliff seems to think it does.

leslie said...

You sound like the kind of teacher I used to be - always trying to make it fun and interesting for the kids. And, yes, isn't it typical of the boys! lol

Mrs. G. said...

How cool. You sound like a great teacher!

Andrée said...

Oh noooooo. Of course they would. But who would've thought in 2nd grade they would know that meaning? Too much TV. We did the Iditarod when I was at an elementary school. We even got a dogsled team in to demonstrate everything. And now my daughter's dogs wear booties so that they don't get road salt on their feet! Have fun with it. The kids have already learned that some words have two meanings!