Monday, June 6, 2011

Most Commonly Used Phrases

I've been neglecting my blog, I know. Here's why: I have been unbelievably busy. I have been preparing for the end of the school year, a 5K (story to come tomorrow), and a trip to the beach! All of these things were, of course, within a 24 hour time span.... Go big or go home, right?

In honor of the end of the school year, I've compiled a list of phrases that I have used frequently over the year, and would like to share them with you...

~ "Yes, I am aware of that." This was said when my students- one in particular- didn't think I was aware of something that was going on in my classroom. I am, after all, just the teacher.

~ "You have a TEST (often replaced by QUIZ) TOMORROW. Be prepared!" inevitably followed the next day by someone saying: "You never said there was a test today! I never heard that!" Which leads my to my next phrase...

~ "Really? You just did that?" often my response to the test inquiry, but more commonly in response to something my 4th graders had done wrong...

~ "You need to know..." Getting my students for a test or for life. For some reason this would always come out in an almost-shout... Maybe if I say it louder, it'll stick in their heads longer?

And the number one phrase I used this school year:

~ "Make wise choices!" I've said this several times to every single one of my students (and sometimes to students I didn't teach). A few times, my high schoolers have said it back to me... If I have taught my babies anything this year, I hope it's the importance of making choices based on their love for Jesus, not their desire to fit in or to do what's easy.