Oh, Those Crazy Kids

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Above picture is reader and Facebook/Twitter buddy Ashley upon FINALLY getting a copy of Save the Date. If you have a photo of your fine self reading Save the Date, send it my way so you can have your blog debut. (Send to jen at jennybjones dot com)  Thanks to Ashley for always being pro+Christian fiction, pro+JBJ books, and pro+fun.

Loved our discussion on literary crushes. Some of you threw a twist in there and put in movie/TV crushes. Clearly this is an important issue we need to discuss this at length. (Discuss Egypt? Health care? China? Noooo. Let us talk of swoonie TV dudes.) Stay tuned.

Next week my sweet publisher is giving away TEN copies of Save the Date right here.  (Yes, giving away STDs. You can’t get those from just any blog…)  Be sure and check back for how you can snag your copy.

I haven’t shared my students’ little quips in a while. Mostly because my kids have not been that funny this year. (Ha. Can I say that?)  Or maybe they’re funny, but their teacher is too distracted and sugar-deprived to see it. Anyway, lately I’ve caught a few good ones. I hope to get more soon. Don’t they know their grades depend on it depend on their effort and attitudes?  That they won’t pass unless they make me laugh work hard and complete all the assignments? That the only reason I became a teacher is to have a captive audience and full-time entertainment spread the love of learning and invest in children?     (Names changed to protect the young and silly)

From essays on the students’ favorite possession:
Student 1: One day I was having trouble reading the board. I figured I had something in my eye, but as the day progressed, I still had problems. I couldn’t beat up kids like I used to.
Student 2: My favorite possession would definitely be my cowbell. The main reason I hold it so close to my heart is because you always need more cowbell.
Student 3: My most prized possession that I could bring to class without someone thinking I was going to kill someone and most likely resulting in getting shot by Officer Moss’s taser…
Student 4: My photo book contains the pictures that got me through four years of staring at the floor and my stepmother who looks like a  horse.
Student 5: Not only is my unicorn beautiful, but it also comes with a pink bridle for control. Because unicorns are known to pull shenanigans.
Student 6: My favorite possession is my squishy pillow. Squishy was a blessing from heaven. When my eyes and his squish met, I knew he was the right pillow for me.
Student 7: My calculator is my favorite. It has an automatic stand. All I need to do is press a button and my calculator is raised into the air as if carried by an angel…

Student walking in the door:  “I love you!”
Me:  (stern face on) “Thomas, is that how you enter my classroom?”
Student:   Yep.
Me: Fair enough.

Question: You are in charge of creating a holiday for the nation. What is it?
Student: National Punch Your Big Brother in the Face Day.
Student 2: National Ninja Day
Me: What do we do on this day?
Student 2: Everyone hides.
Student 3: National Sun Day. And it’s on Sunday. And we…celebrate the sun.
Student 4: Dog Day
Me:What are we gonna do?
Student 4: Pet dogs.
Tara: National Alpaca Abuse Awareness Day
Ben: National Throw An Alpaca At Tara Day

Me: You’re a super hero. What’s your super power? Mine is Super Memory. I could remember amazing things. . .events from my life a long time ago. Like yesterday.
Student 1: The power to brush my teeth without any hands.
Student 2: The power to hit Justin Bieber without being attacked by girls.
Student 3: The power to fly!
Student 4: The power of invisibility!
Student 5: The super power of time travel!
Student 6: The power to have a super beard.

Have a great weekend. See you next week for mega book giveaway.


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  1. Tracy February 18th, 2011 5:58 am

    Maybe there’s something to be said for 14 and 15yo’s. Beats “I wish you were dead”, courtesy of Opposition Defiance Disorder.

    Then again, apparently our Principal is not mad at one of our Prep boys….it’s just the way God made his eyebrows. Yeah…maybe 5yo’s still have it!

    Oh, and I have to tell you, one of those cute little 5yo’s waggles his eyebrows at me at least five times every lesson I’m in his classroom. Talk about melt-your-heart-cute! And then he starts winking. And then I have to walk away!

  2. Bethany Ellis February 18th, 2011 8:19 am

    Ha! That’s great. My fave would have to be the power to punch Bieber in the face without being attacked by girls. Also love the Tara/Ben combo. BTW, Ashley is a friend of mine.. so cool to see her pic there :-)

  3. Abbigail February 18th, 2011 8:41 am

    For the new national holiday, I think I like student #1s choice…:)
    For the super power, I’d have to go with hitting JB without being attacked by girls. (Pretty please don’t attack me, Mariana!)

  4. Jenny February 18th, 2011 8:45 am

    “Because unicorns are known to pull shenanigans.” That one was too funny! I vote bonus points for creative word choice & if that student spelled shenanigans correctly. Thanks for the smiles this morning. Enjoy your weekend!

  5. Jenny B. Jones February 18th, 2011 9:54 am

    Jenny E, shenanigans is one of my favorite words. It is a bit tricky to spell though, isn’t it?

    Abbigail, I think a lot of folks share your Bieber non-fever.

    Bethany, I don’t think I knew you and Ashley were buds. Very cool!

    Tracy, LOVE the flirty five year old. How cute. What a pick-me-up, especially compared to the other students mentioned…

  6. Virginia February 18th, 2011 11:31 am

    too cute again!!!!!! the giveaway is next week, is this where we sign up?

  7. Hannah February 18th, 2011 1:53 pm

    HAHA! I LAUGHED when I read the hitting Justin Bieber answer xD I have a best friend and that is SO what she would do xD

  8. Amy S. February 18th, 2011 4:09 pm

    I’m so happy to hear about your students and their hijinks. It’s why I read your blog. That, and because you’re hilarious. I mean, when I need a pick-me-up, this blog is better than mood-enhancing meds. :)

    Personally, I enjoyed the unicorn answer as well as the calculator answer. I mean, what kid likes a calculator?

    And yes, the Justin Beiber answer was the best super power mentioned!

  9. Ashley February 21st, 2011 10:58 am

    Hey! That’s me! Thanks for posting this,Jenny! This rocks! :D

  10. Liv February 22nd, 2011 1:40 pm

    Omigosh!!!! So funny! I have yet to read your newest book and can’t wait to enter…But…How???? I love you, Jenny. Throw an alpaca at Tara for me!!!!!!!!!

    Livvie Lou

  11. Lori February 22nd, 2011 7:53 pm

    Loved these, had a great laugh.

  12. Flossie :) February 22nd, 2011 9:28 pm

    I love when you post funny things your students say! The Tara and Ben thing made me laugh really hard. so did the JB hitting joke.

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