Tuesday, August 31, 2010

journal writing

I started Writer's Workshop with my kids today.  It's always funny seeing what the kids "write".  

I put write in quotes because at the beginning of the year, most of my kids aren't writing.  They write some letters, then I ask them what their stories say and write what they say on their paper.  

Today I had one little girl write....

"Once upon a time a woman disguised herself as a kid."

Another little girl wrote.....

"The purple platypus went to work at 9 o' clock."

And another little girl wrote....

"I see twirlies everywhere."

All these funny journal writing made me think of this picture from an e-mail I received once.
A drawing a little girl drew of her mother that makes it look like she's an exotic dancer on a stripper pole.

Here's the message the teacher received the next day:

Dear Mrs. Jones, 
       I wish to clarify that I am not now, nor have I ever been, an exotic dancer. I work at Home Depot and I told my daughter how hectic it was last week before the blizzard hit. I told her we sold out every single shovel we had, and then I found one more in the back room, and that several people were fighting over who would get it. Her picture doesn't show me dancing around a pole. It's supposed to depict me selling the last snow shovel we had at Home Depot. From now on I will remember to check her homework more thoroughly before she turns it in. 

4 comments:

Meaghan said...

i'm laughing out loud and i can't seem to stop

Alisa said...

Oh Katy! I love your blog because it always puts a smile on my face. Today that smile came while I was laughing myself silly!!!

(or Mom!) said...

That is hysterical!

Nicole LeBlanc said...

OMG! THAT is so funny! Thanks for the laugh!