Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday Minute...*snort* Edition

1 - Do you *snort*?
~Never. Not a snorter at all.

2 - Our friend, has a nickname and it's Daffy.  What's your nickname?
~ When my youngest brother was little --he's 8 years younger--he couldn't say "Stephanie" so he called me "Tessie". That stuck for a long time. When my other younger brother --3 years younger--was little, HE couldn't say "Stephanie" so he called me "Tabenny".  My dad called me that until he died in 1995.
G has a few. "Babe" is the text nickname. But, funny enough that one is only in text.

3 - Do you know sign language?
~Waaaaaaay back in the mid 70s, my parents put me in a pilot preschool program at the Western PA School for the Deaf. The school wanted to integrate hearing kids and deaf kids. (I can hear.) I was fluent in sign language at the age of 3.   But just like anything, a skill like that that isn't used, gets lost. :(  So, I do know the alphabet --thanks to my son's preschool 7 years ago and sign being a part of his curriculum.  He was sooooo cute at the age of 4 signing The Star Spangled Banner!! 

4 - What's a sample convo from your hood?
I went browsing through the archives of my life...
~Musings from my classroom in the ghetto where I was very blessed to teach:

-5 yr. old boy: "I watched Long Order last night."
me: "Law and Order??"
boy: "NO! Long Order" (yes, it's law & order)
me: "That's a grown-up show"
boy: "My mom says I can watch that or Prison Break"
me: "Those are scary shows. Tell your mom you want to watch cartoons"

-We were discussing what sports we all liked best and one boy told me he was going to tell his mom that I loved baseball. So when he left that afternoon I said, "What are you going to tell your mom that I love?"
His response: "Me." (This is why I teach)

-Question to each student: "What did you do this past weekend?"
5 yr. old girl: "I played hide and sink."

-Long Order boy: "I wanna be called Stanley"
me: "Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?"

-Cleaning the tables with shaving cream one day, had a boy with a high pitched voice say, "Uh oh!" as he stood at the table with shaving cream all over his hands. I asked, "What's the matter?" He just stood and looked at me and then I realized his shorts were down around his ankles. I asked my aide to come over to help since I also had shaving cream on my hands. She helped him pull up his shorts and looked at me and said, "He doesn't have any underwear on!" hahahaha I asked his mom if he gets himself dressed and she said yes and he doesn't like to wear underwear!
(I love teaching kindergarten!! )

5-  Do you sleep with electronic devices - i.e. laptop, Blackberry, iPhone, etc?
~Blackberry on the nightstand. I use it as my alarm, my clock, my connection. :) I, too, find that blinking message light hard to ignore...

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  1. I just flip my Blackberry over and I don't even notice the blink, lol. You've gotta love the things kids say.

  2. long order? really!
    Oh the text nick name...ya my hubby has a different one in text too ;)

    Hope your Monday is a good one!

  3. roflmbo @ the little guy withhis shorts.. poor feller probably scarred for life..

  4. I so sleep with my cell phone too LOL....I need a Blackberry dunno why I don't have one yet LOL....

    I've missed talking to ya chicka....
    Summer ;0)

  5. Your blog has gone all girly now! I was off of blogs for a few days, so forgive me if you did it a little bit ago! Love it.:)

    Law and Order or Prison Break? At 5??? Nice.

    And my older two will try to get away with not wearing underwear, so I could totally see that happening to them!