Bathroom Talk

I had a really fun activity planned for today's "Fun Day Friday" time (kids can only participate if they've turned in their homework!). Unfortunately, I had to cancel it because I was forced to spend that time lecturing my students on the importance of proper bathroom behavior instead. Apparently, two of my students were observed by another staff member to be rough-housing in the bathroom, as well as peeking under the doors, locking doors, etc. The culprits wouldn't admit it to the other staff member, even though they had been identified by said staff. Well, after a long lecture, two detention slips, and quite a few teary eyes as I packed away all of the ingredients for my "haystacks" recipe, I decided that I would at least read them a story.

So I pulled my "Haystacks" book which I borrowed from the public library. I hadn't read it yet, so I decided now would be a good time. Well.... the book is all about farms, and farmers and hay. Near the end, it had a drawing of all that was left after the cows and pigs ate the hay. So my kids learned a new word today: manure. They were all quite shocked and grossed out when the next picture showed the manure being spread all over the field and I explained how it helps to grow our food. One student was particularly expressive and I saw visible relief on his face when I explained that the manure wasn't actually on the corn, just that it helped it grow. He later put his head in his hands and said, (in what I think was a statement intended to communicate overwhelming shock): "This is really a new day for me!"

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Later, your students will learn about the "manure" that is spread around by crooked politicians, lawyers, business, . . . . For now, let them ponder the corn. Proud of you. Dad

Anonymous said...

At least American school bathrooms HAVE bathroom doors to lock and peek under!!! Mom

2 bees said...

Once again the teacher IS a mean mean person...a little fun in the bathroom and WE have to jump all over the little darlins'. Being an ADULT and TEACHER can be a hard thing!

2 bees said...

Question...who was teary eyed; you or the students? Being an adult can be as tough as a kid. I believe the Apostle Paul said it well when he said when you were a child you behaved like a child, but now is the time to put aside our childish behavior and become mature Christians (adults)T.A.B.

2 bees said...

Can you say EColi...

2 bees said...

Can you spell ecoli?

2 bees said...

Kids are SO much fun...wait until you have my Grandkids, remember there will be Butterfield genes involved with your intelligent ones...wheeeeeeee

2 bees said...

Can you imagine the conversations around the dinner table? My new favorite saying is, "This is really a new day for me." :)
Love, Brenda

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