Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Classroom Moments

"Miss Syd, I got my pencil stuck in the pencil sharpener," my student tells me. He tried sharpening a pencil that was obviously too small to be sharpened anymore.

"I didn't know it was going to get stuck," he pleaded. I used a bent paperclip to stab the eraser of the pencil, and then proceeded to pull out the tiny pencil.

This is where I turned into Seth Myer mode... "Really?" I said, looking at the pencil, and then back at the sharpener repeatedly. I then measured the pencil with my fingers and compared my finger-measurement to the sharpener. Again, "Reaaalllly? Really? Seriously? really?"

The student continued to state he did not know the pencil would get stuck. I couldn't stop laughing as I retold this story to his mom.

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