Monday, March 7, 2011

You Gotta Cut Off His Legs

Some needed background:
My grade level team sends home a book or 2 each month with every one of our students. In December, we sent The Gingerbread Man
Today I read another version of that story.

What happened next:
"Mrs. M.! You gave us that book only another one and on the back is a recipe and you can make a real gingerbread man. Only you hafta watch out 'cause they are made to run. So you gotta cut off the legs before you put him in the oven!"
The other kids nodded, wide-eyed and completely serious.

And that, my friends, is why teaching first grade it the best job ever.


  1. Oh my word...this made me laugh so much. Gotta love kids and their unique world view!

  2. It's a great slice of first grade, for sure. But-I want to know what you said to them.

  3. Aren't first graders the greatest? My husband couldn't figure out why I was chuckling to myself. He doesn't get it. His loss. Thanks for the laugh today.

  4. Too cute! You have to love their pure innocence! I know for a fact that the student was very serious in his thinking . . . and I think he had a good idea!
    Thanks for sharing!

  5. I'm laughing out loud. How do you keep a straight face during the day? Awesome.

  6. That is just adorable. One of the many reasons to teach primary grades. I had a good chuckle reading that.

  7. A funny story, and a great way to start off the week. Thanks for the laugh!

  8. Makes me smile and think of my own class. From the mouths of babes, that's for sure!