Monday, January 09, 2012

oh the phone calls I'm going to get...

Every year I watch "March of the Penguins" because it is so so so good.  To be honest when my dad gave it to me for Christmas a few years ago I was like "grrrrreat....thanks."  But I watch it in my classroom EVERY year and my kids always love it.  I'm constantly going "Shhh!  Listen!  You're gonna miss it!" because they get so excited to see real, actual penguins in their real, actual habitat that they can't just sit there and watch without asking questions.  If you don't have it in your collection, go rent it.  Spread out over a few days it doesn't take up that much time.

Plus I have some things your kids can be doing while it's on.  ;)  I'm working on a new penguin writing/craft project now that I'll have finished by the end of the week but if you just can't wait, you can see my post on penguins from last year {here}.

So we started our penguin unit today and I once again gave my kids a circle map to record information they hear while we're watching the video.  {This time the circle map will be part of the penguin...stay tuned!!}  I wrote "penguins" on the board, started the video and was going about my business making commentary with the film and watching to see who was actually writing down facts.

And then...I saw it.  Oh the phone calls I'm going to get when it hangs in the hall.

The topic we learned about today apparently was:

I literally laughed out loud and couldn't help myself.  "Wow!  You're doing such a great job!" was my only recovery.  Then I took a picture of it and texted it to my mom and sister with the title "In case you need to study up."  Allison, also a teacher, got it immediately.  Mom, on the other hand, wasn't so sure. "I don't get it.  And why do I need to study that?"  Oh, mother...

I was definitely in need of a laugh today and this student {while he still struggles to copy!} was able to give me that gift.

Now to fix it before we complete his project...


  1. At least he wrote 'penis' in purple! That adds a certain amount of flair! =)
    First Grade Blue SKies

  2. that is hilarious! got to love phonetic spelling :)

  3. Hahahahahaha! Cute!

  4. That. is. awesome.

  5. Thanks for stopping by!! HAHAH dying over here about what you were "apparently" learning! hahaha

  6. I'm rolling! I always get mix ups when they're supposed to spell six...then I have to make sure I catch it before it goes home :)
    Mrs. Plant's Press

  7. Oh my gosh! I just cried. That's hilarious! I had a student write "dick" for desk one time and I had to cover my face with a book because I was laughing so hard. The joys of kindergarteners and creative spelling :) You know the good Lord has a sense of humor! Thanks for sharing and stopping by! ;-)
    Eberhart’s Explorers

  8. That is hilarious!!! People ask me sometimes how I hold back my laughter when stuff like this happens. And my answer is that I can't! I am always crying laughing and no one knows why, haha!!

    Marvelous Multiagers!

  9. BAHAHAHA! I needed that. Thanks for sharing!

    1st Grade with Miss Snowden

  10. Hahaha! One of my students wrote, "I want a dick." (bike) for his letter to Santa this year and I thought it was hilarious! This may be even better.

    Fun In First

  11. Love this! Still laughing. :)

    One of my kiddos was labeling popcorn on an assessment - end result: porn. Kindergarten stories are like no other!

    Ketchen's Kindergarten

  12. penguins have one of those? I don't remember anything about that in the movie. lol! Do you fast forward over the mating and the whale eating a penguin? I'm such a wuss.

    Sunny Days In Second Grade

  13. No, we watch the whole thing. I tell them a little about penguins before we watch it (how they "sing" to each other to find their mate and child) and you can't really see anything during the mating scene of the video. It just looks like they're hugging or dancing. ;) We watch the part where the seal eats one too. It is sad and every year I'm a little weary about it but I just say that if the seals didn't penguins they would die and they'd think THAT was sad too!

  14. Hil-a-ri-ous! You crack me up. I need to give you my cell number so you can add me to the text chain!

    Mrs. Wills Kindergarten

  15. BEST Laugh of the day! Thanks! No wonder we love our jobs!! :)
    PS- Thanks for following my blog... it lead me to your blog:)


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