Fifth grade humor (cracks me up too)

My fifth graders earned game time for twenty minutes this afternoon. They were playing "What's Gnu?", a game where the person to make a three letter word the fastest wins. I love watching them play because they don't always know what is a word and what isn't (vocabulary acquisition is something we work on continually!).

Our speech-language pathologist (Mrs. T) happened to be in my room today, helping out wherever needed. She's sitting at the game table while I'm working at my desk.

Suddenly, I hear someone shout "WOO! Woo's a word!!". Mrs. T said: "Is it really a word? Use it in a sentence"

Boy 1: "WOO, you know, like when you say 'WOO' at a football game!"

Boy 2: "Yeah, or you say 'WOO that stinks, flush the toilet'

Mrs. T: ".... I stand corrected"

10 comments:

Elissa said...

WOO! that totally made my day.

CailinMarie said...

oh how funny! "woo that stinks" I'm remembering that for scrabble!

TeachEnEspanol said...

Ahaha, awesome. I love sitting back and watching my students play because it is the one time that they are 100% student directed. You can figure out who your leaders are, who are inclusive, who still takes childish delight in the smallest victory. It's cool to get a chance to know them better by just observing...and ALWAYS amusing. :)

A 2 Z said...

Ooops! Left my comment on the wrong post. Check your PEE post and you will find a comment I left there especially for you of course. You are doing a fantastic job exposing the ups and downs of a teachers day!

A 2 Z said...

Hi,

Have a look at my blog. I've mentioned you! Have a nice week-end

Anne-Marie

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

Just found you from SITS... and I've got a 5th grader at home, so I can totally relate to your content. Have a great weekend!

GlowinGirl said...

Wooo! Kids are great, aren't they? So creative in their thinking. :)
Happy SITS Saturday!

Randy et Jan said...

Isn't WOO part of WOO HOO as in "WOO HOO it's Saturday?!" And even a bigger woo hoo for you on Sunday!! I've been woo hooing for 28 years! Love you, Mom

malia said...

Very funny and I love that Mrs. T got it (-:

Literacy Teacher said...

This is a game I need to add to my classroom. It would be great for my 1st and 5th graders to play!

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