I've been invited by Kathleen Wright over at Kidpeople Classroom to join her Funny Kid Friday Linky Party! I've never been part of her linky before, but I sure am glad to be invited. Thanks for hosting, Kathleen!
One story comes to mind when I think about a cute little second grade student I had. It has been many years since he was in my classroom, but I still remember his comment like it was yesterday. That little boy is now grown and in his college years. He has come back for a visit a few times over the years when we've had school functions. So sweet. ;)
Okay, here it goes... We were all sitting around after lunch on the carpet getting ready for our spooky read aloud around Halloween time. I used to read the Goosebumps series to my students, which they absolutely loved. I began reading, but often stopped for students to "Buddy Buzz" about their thoughts and predictions. One by one, students began to share their predictions when asked, so I could add them to our prediction chart. I continued to read and then stopped to review our predictions on the chart.
This particular little second grade boy had made a wonderful prediction. He predicted exactly what happened in the book. He shouted out, "Man! I'm such a psycho!" All of the students turned to look at him. I asked, "What do you mean by that?" He said, "I'm a psycho. You know, like those people on TV that just know stuff. Sometimes they have a glowing ball or cards. You know those people, right?!" I said, "Do you mean psychic?" He replied, "Yep! That's what I said!"
Well, there's a bit of a difference between a psycho and a psychic, but he sure was thrilled to have had such a fantastic prediction! :)
Did you smile?