Friday, May 23, 2008

Are you smarter than a 3rd grader?


Today I went back to 3rd grade. I took a speed drill, did a math worksheet, played hangman, and made a poster, but apparently 3rd graders don't get nap which really stunk. Anyways, it was a great day and the kids were really nice to me. I made friends and I played well with others. hahaha. Actually I went to visit my mother in laws classroom. It was such a fun day and I really did everything I said above. The funniest part is that when we were grading the speed drills, the one I got wrong was 6x5. I said that it was 35, and right below that I had that 7x5 was 35. It really can get tricky when you go back to 3rd grade again, especially if you haven't been there in 13 years. I was telling Seth about how I missed one on my speed drill and he said, "You don't need to be on smarter than a 5th grader, you only need 3rd grade!" Which I thought was funny and he then said he was just kidding, that I was really smart, blah blah blah ;) Later in the afternoon, the kids were cleaning up the classroom and my mother in law said "Where are my Hoover vacuums?" Immediately the kids got down on the floor and started manually "vacuuming" the floor, picking up every crumb they could fit in between their fingers. I said, "Wow! Yall are doing a great job, I could use one of you guys around." Then one of the little girls pipes up and says (in the most professional, advertising voice she could manage) "We also do offices and recretary vehicles!" I said, "Recretary vehicles, huh?" and she nodded her head with a huge smile. I, of course, was rolling. How funny is that? I think she meant to say "Recreational Vehicle." How cute? Who knows, maybe I will become a teacher, but of course I first need to become smarter than a 3rd grader ;)

1 comment:

Kristen & Cliff said...

Awesome post!!!!! You can also add "good writer" to your list!