We read a story last week called My Very Own Room. This week, the students have been designing their own Dream Rooms--no limitations except their own imaginations--no financial or logistical constraints. They are having a blast with it, and some shared them with the class today. The following is an excerpt from one of the student's presentations:
Student: Here's my dream room. It's actually a total of three rooms up in a tree. This room (pointing) is mine and my brother's, this room is a kitchen, and this room is my mom and dad's. Here they are in their room together.
(Snickers from the crowd...boys).
Boy: Ew, they sleep in the SAME BED?!?!
Student: (Rolling eyes). Of COURSE. When you're married, that's the rule. You sleep in the same bed.
Another student to a friend: That's not true, my mom's not married, and she sleeps in the same bed with lots of people.
Needless to say, a song and dance may have occurred then to change the subject...
And another one on the playground this morning:
I notice a group of 3rd/4th grade boys watching a little girl who had just run by them. The little girl is probably pushing a whopping 45 pounds, and is sporting a pair of denim shorts with leggings underneath. As she leaves earshot range, one of the boys says, "She's just showing off the junk in her trunk". Seriously? More like a glove box than a trunk, boys.
So, it would appear that SPRING is actively SPRINGING...at least at school!